Aoife O’Donovan calls herself a singer first, songwriter second. And yet, when you tune into her songwriting, she takes you places that few songwriters dare to go.
She is a remarkably creative, singular artist and her latest album, Age of Apathy, is a testament to her ability to dive into all the dark corners of emotion and experience, to find something worth singing about.
On this episode of Why We Write, we got talking about the relationship between singing and songwriting, and how she was able to write an album that so perfectly captured the feelings of the pandemic while she was still in the middle of quarantine. We talked about love and death and how all this and more finds its way into her songwriting.