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From the opening ethereal voices of ‘Touch Me’, Toria announces herself as a new sound in Irish female alternative rock. Melancholic and moody tones are broken by an energetic and passionate alt rock soundtrack. A mix of beauty, passion and frustrated anger; lyrically, musically and physically. Following in the footsteps of so many iconic Irish female artists, Toria is a refreshing musical voice that demands to be heard.
'This track was written in my earlier days as a musician, and is one I've become really proud of. I wanted to experiment with layering lots of harmonies, and challenged myself to write the track using the same continuous chord progression, while also building a tension throughout that would intrigue the listener. The journey I've been on with this song, from creating the demo alone in my bedroom, to recording the final track in Jejune Studios, has been such a fun experience. I feel honoured to have had so many talented people work on this song with me. It will always hold a place in my heart.'
Toria trained in classical piano from an early age, moving between alternative pop ballads and Beethoven. Her desire for more musical outlets led her to guitar, singing and eventually song writing. Having spent time growing up living in different parts of Ireland, she began testing out her new material at musician gatherings in small Irish towns. Toria’s passion for music in its many forms and her desire to write and perform ever more poetic compositions led her to music performance college in Dublin where she earned her degree. Toria is now constantly performing with her band throughout Ireland at festivals and spotlight venues as well as writing and recording music.
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