The Arts Council (NI) had confidence in their material and funded a full live band and recording sessions for their debut album Why Can’t You Stay in 2022.
The song-writing was as heavily inspired by the natural world as it was by themes of loss. Loss comes to us all in life but sadly Emma lost both her brother and her father in the space of a year. Comfort was found in local forests and beaches, where the pair walked their two dogs and so these inspiring natural locations found their way into the material for the album.
As did a sense of joy and appreciation of being together with those we love and of strength and growth in the face of adversity.
2023 saw a third successful tour of Brittany, a second stint at the How The Light Gets In festival (the world’s largest festival of philosophy and music), other festival dates and shows in UK & Ireland, and lots of time spent both in their cosy home studio and the wild beauty of forests, coasts and cliffs that continue to inspire them and their music.