Dublin-born, Brooklyn-Based Socha Richardson Releases ‘4AM’

“I dropped my headphones in the harbor, so I hummed your song the whole way home,” coos Sorcha Richardson to open her latest pensive, introspective cut “4AM.” Musing on her current love prospects, “4AM” is about not blaming yourself anymore when things go wrong, admitting, “I could have tried a little harder, I don’t know, I just like it here alone.”

The brooding, late-night anthem marks a significant sonic evolution for the Dublin-bred, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, as the track’s heavier production allows her to act firmly and honestly, with the arrangement teetering between contemplative, singer-songwriter verses and the earworm’s mighty alt-pop choruses that interrupt the song’s stillness. For Sorcha, the song is about being alone and confident, rather than wounded and self-effacing in misguided relationship, expressed in the repeated mantra: “It’s 4 in the morning, I think you should go,” over dizzying synths and antagonistic bass.

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