Grace O’Shea – Consumed (2021)

Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers and Kacey Musgraves, singer-songwriter Grace O’Shea shares a unique sound with the masses. Bringing a contemporary vibe to old-school melodies, the talented musician reaches various audiences on an international scale. It’s true that O’Shea is a relatively new face on the indie music scene; however, her coverage on notable blogs like Sinusoidal Music, Rising Artists Blog, Less Than 1000 Followers and Lefuturewave makes her known on a global level. The latest addition to her well-received discography is the single ‘Consumed’.

While Grace O’Shea performs as a solo artist, ‘Consumed’ was recorded with various artists including guitarist RaeAnna VanDemark, trumpeter Joe Zak and drummer Cole Pomeroy. Mixed, mastered and produced by audio engineer RaeAnna VanDemark, the single touches on elements of obsession in a melodic, harmonic and intriguing way. Radiohead sang about unrequited obsessions in ‘Creep’ with a grunge influence, but O’Shea tackles the issue with an upbeat bubble-gum tune. O’Shea shares that the song was conceived when listening to 70s folk music and this definitely shows while she adds a modern-day edginess with the trumpets, dynamic guitars and pounding drums.

Energetic and fun, ‘Consumed’ has a toe-tapping quality that makes you grin; however, it is the tongue-in-cheek lyrics that make me giggle. Taking on a rather serious topic with a light-hearted melody, O’Shea highlights how even the most difficult and tormenting situations can be dealt with in a jovial manner. Serious but without the sadness. O’Shea shares that ‘Consumed’ is “not a particularly serious song throughout, but it does have more serious lines…it is about being so into somebody that you don’t know what to do with yourself anymore. The song pokes fun at having those kinds of intense feelings for someone.”

Yet, while there is a deeper poignancy to ‘Consumed’, the personal narrative and high-spirited execution allow O’Shea to easily connect with listeners on the surface as well as dipping into the more intimate side. Her bold and rich tones are executed in a buoyant way instantly making you feel as if this is a best friend pouring her soul out in a melodic way. It’s adorably cute and I can honestly say I am an instant fan!

For more from Grace O’Shea check out her official website, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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