ESSIRAY – Floating Up

With the months gradually turning sunnier and warmer, it seems like the perfect time for Irish starlet ESSIRAY to release one of the first summer bops of the year.

Uplifting new single ‘Floating Up’ treats listeners to a shimmering slice of feel-good indie-pop, and is lyrically inspired by themes of self-confidence and the desire to take on new adventures in life.

“This song is about finding confidence in yourself, exploring new possibilities, and the excitement that comes with liking someone new.”

The song continues ESSIRAY’s impressive run of recent releases. Her last single, ‘Mr Perfect’ was picked up by tastemakers globally, and also found its way onto notable Spotify playlists like ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Fresh Finds Pop’.


New Music: ESSIRAY

Irish music has really excelled over the last two years, and today’s introduction of ESSIRAY continues to showcase the amazing talent that is still emerging from this small but hugely creative nation.

ESSIRAY is an up-and-coming indie-pop artist who is not only a singer, but also a songwriter and producer. Initially debuting back in April last year, this starlet has gone on to release a handful of well-received singles, with ‘Mr Perfect’ being her latest.

The song was inspired by ESSIRAY’s own experiences and feelings while trying to navigate a world that is still male-dominated.

“‘Mr Perfect’ isn’t about one person or one situation, for me it’s about a combination of emotions I’ve felt though out my early 20s navigating my love life. As a young women in this male dominated society it can often feel that we’re being told how to act and how to present ourselves, trying to live up to this societal standard created by men.”

“This track also has a lighthearted undertone of coming out of a relationship and those rose tinted glasses have come off and you’re just feeling happy in yourself.”

With praise from prominent Irish outlets like Nialler9, Golden Plec and HotPress, ESSIRAY is one talent to watch for this year.


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