Press Release via AS Written, March 2021
ALL LOVE FOR GLÓR TÍRE STAR EMMA
EMMA DONOHUE, who has proved to be one of the stars of the 2021 series of TG4’s long-running show GLÓR TÍRE during her run to the semi-final, has revealed details of her new single. Student-nurse Emma, who is being mentored on Glór Tíre by country superstar MIKE DENVER, will release LOVE ME TONIGHT on April 3rd.
Announcing the news on her social media last weekend, Emma said, “I’m thrilled to let you all know that I am releasing my brand new single, ‘Love Me Tonight’, on Saturday, April 3rd. I can’t wait for you all to have a listen to my take on this beautiful song.”
The track, which will be the fourth release from her upcoming debut album, sees Emma take a trip down memory lane to bring fans her version of the classic from Scottish singer/songwriter ISLA GRANT. Originally released on Isla’s Only Yesterday album back in 2000, Emma breathes new life into Love Me Tonight, a tune that’s sure to turn back the clock for fans of Isla, while also turning today’s generation of country fans onto one of the Irish scene’s newest young talents.
With the production team of Enda Dempsey and Paddy Jordan once again on hand to shape the song’s sound, Emma’s trademark ‘lived-in’ vocal – which belies her still tender years – together with her love of uptempo, playful, and instantly catchy songs, is perfectly complemented by an arrangement that highlights the Galway girl’s natural flair for fun. As the latest taster from a first collection that’s expected later this year, and which will include previous singles, Coat Of Many Colours, Ramblin’ Man, and I Fell In Love, Love Me Tonight is certain to see the sense of excitement around this young rising star from Galway continue to grow.
Given that ‘live’ music has yet to return, and with the remaining Glór Tíre shows currently on-hold over Covid concerns, Emma felt it was important not only to get some new music out there, but to make sure it was something that would put smiles on the faces of fans when it comes on the radio.
“I think we’re all searching for reasons to stay upbeat and keep the best side out right now”, she explained, continuing, “because it’s been a tough year as it is. And I think hitting that one year marker of trying to live with Covid in our lives – when it’s still affecting so many things, and while it’s still so hard to see exactly when we might glimpse that little bit of life at the end of the tunnel – that’s been tough. There’s no denying it. So I wanted to give fans something that would take them out of the moment, and just get people tapping their feet and thinking to themselves, I can’t wait until I can get back out on the dancefloor to this one!”
“This is a song that will remind people of what we can enjoy again when all this is over”, revealed the Kiloran lady, “and if a song can make people remember what there is to look forward to, while bringing them a few minutes of happiness in the present as well, sure that’s perfect. You couldn’t ask for more from a single right now.”
The current series of Glór Tíre was suspended on March 14th, with the last two shows – the semi-final and final – postponed in the interests of the health and safety of the contestants and crew. While voting has also been suspended since that date, all votes cast up to then will still be valid when voting resumes.
~ LOVE ME TONIGHT, the brand NEW single from EMMA DONOHUE (written by Isla Grant), will be available on all platforms from April 3rd. You can follow Emma on the remainder of her Glór Tíre journey and to stay up to date with plans for her debut album at Emma Donohue Music on Facebook and Instagram.