Northern Irish singer-songwriter Fiona Harte is back with her new single Auburn, ahead of the release of her new four-track debut EP, Home Recordings. 

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With her gigs lined up here, and in Nashville this summer, now hanging in the balance, Harte decided to take matters into her own hands and write and record her songs at home during the pandemic.  

"Inspired by these trying times I decided to start a project during the isolation period writing and recording songs from my bedroom, no studio, no band, just me," she says. 

"It's tracks I have written and recorded at home during this period where we can't get out to studios. The project is DIY and has a live feel."

Tell us three things about yourself?
I am from Tyrone, Northern Ireland. I was chosen as Panarts top four songwriters of the year, and I often travel to different cities to write songs.

How would you describe your music?
Singer-songwriter/folk style. My songs are acoustic and often end up on emotional/chill listening playlists. I love poetic lyrics and try to incorporate those in my songwriting.

Who are your musical inspirations?
I love Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse. I also love country artists such as Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves.

How are you occupying yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?
I recently started a new EP titled Home Recordings so that has been taking up a lot of my time. I asked dancers in lockdown from all over the world to video themselves dancing to my new song so the editing of that took up some time! I also try to go for long walks and listen to lots of new music everyday. 

What's your favourite song right now?
Front Porch by Joy Williams.

Favourite lyric of all time?
"I could drink a case of you darling and still I'd be on my feet" - Joni Mitchell 

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
Midnight In Harlem by Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Where can people find your music/more information?
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify