Dublin singer Eva Campbell, who made it to the knock-out rounds of The Voice UK in 2019, will release her debut single Echo this October.
The 19-year-old from Skerries has also appeared on the Late Late Toy Show and Junior Eurovision and she says her new song was inspired by Dublin Pride.
"I wanted a song to dedicate to Dublin Pride, for all the partners who have been hidden away due to internalised homophobia. It is also written to empower those who've been through a breakup, or who haven’t got the love they deserve," she says.
At sixteen years of age, Eva stepped onto the stage on ITV’s The Voice UK, impressing judge Olly Murs with her cover of Teardrop by Massive Attack.
She made it through the Battle rounds on the talent show before making it to the knockout stages.
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"I’ve always had song-writing in me but never truly believed in my potential. Being on The Voice was a huge turning point for me because then I realised how determined I was to make music my future career," Eva says.
Inspired by Florence & The Machine and The Cranberries, she wrote her first song when she was six years old with her dad and would perform it for friends, family, and locals while holidaying in Spain.
During lockdown, she collaborated with Grammy-nominated music producer Billy Farrell (The Corrs, Bonnie Tyler) on a collection of original songs, all written and recorded in her bedroom and finished with collaborators over Zoom.
Joining Eva on her upcoming releases are a collective of songwriters from around the globe, including LA-based Hannah Avison who co-wrote Echo, and Jonathan Brown, from Irish-English family pop-rock group The Rua.
She took to the virtual stage in April 2021 with a live performance from The Sound House for the Flutter- tone Monday Club, performing a mixture of covers and original songs.