‘Archie’, released May 25th, is a coming-of-age tale based upon friendship rather than love, and those big open road dreams of where that naive, teenage love of music may one day take you. It’s also symbolic of Sorcha’s disregard for genre expectations. What starts as dusky, desert folk suddenly takes on a grander, majestic elegance.
“Archie is a song about teenage hopes and dreams and about losing touch with the people who you once shared them with. I wrote the earliest version of it at a writing camp in the Spring of 2021 with some of my favourite Irish songwriters. It was the one song from the camp that I kept coming back to but I would have left it off the album if not for Alex Casnoff’s influence. He was a real guiding light with this one.
We recorded it at The Clinic in Dublin with my band mates Joe Furlong, Cian Hanley and Jake Curran and it’s quickly become my favourite song to play live. As lame as it sounds, It makes me feel like I’m living out my teenage dreams when we play it. I think that’s one of the greatest feelings you can have.”
“We shot the video over two days in April at a few locations across Dublin and Wicklow. The song is about a potent teenage relationship, and the complex feelings of losing touch with someone who once shaped a lot of your life. I wanted the video to feel emotional and kind of epic in a way that life often feels in your late teenage years, when everything is changing so fast. James, Conor and Adam did such an incredible job of capturing the delicacy and intimacy of that relationship and I feel very lucky they gave so much of themselves to this. “