Irish singer Sibéal shares her stunning cover of Rag’n’Bone Man’s ‘Human’, with her debut EP set for release in March.
Fusing the centuries-old Irish style of sean-nós singing with contemporary repertoire, Sibéal’s remarkable versatility allows her to captivate listeners with her distinctive voice.
Born to an Irish father and American mother in the small town of Rath Chairn, Co Meath, one of the few remaining areas of Ireland where sean-nós – literally translating to “old style” – originates, Sibéal is an artist who grew up with this age-old tradition, while also listening to contemporary artists such as Ellie Goulding and Kacey Musgraves.
Her debut EP, finds ‘Human’ nestled alongside traditional Irish track ‘Women of Eire’, and folk songs ‘The Parting Glass’ and ‘He Moved Through the Fair’, all set to stripped-back acoustic guitar and violin, allowing her sonorous vocals to take center stage.
Speaking of ‘Human’ Sibéal says ‘Human’ is a song that I just really connected to. We came up with this beautiful arrangement which I absolutely loved. I like the idea of mixing the two and bringing the contemporary edge to sean-nós singing. That’s who I am essentially; I’m not just a one-dimensional person. I think it’s a way of preserving the sean-nós style and making it relevant today – I sing it all the time and my friends do too. We love it.”