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Music / February 23, 2022

April’s head is in the clouds on apologetic new single ‘Hotel’

Photo credit: Milly Cope
Music / February 23, 2022

April’s head is in the clouds on apologetic new single ‘Hotel’

Words: Dylan Murphy

The Kildare singer-songwriter is incubating herself from the noise in her first single of 2022.

Ireland’s April has been undergoing a quiet evolution since 2019. Catching the timeline’s attention with bedroom-pop inspired demos on Soundcloud, she’s since refined her sound to align more with pop’s disruptors like Charli XCX and FKA Twigs. Her first single of 2022, ‘Hotel’ leans further into that world and comes off the back of 2021’s ‘Piece of Me’ and ‘Someone That I Made’.

Partly inspired by one of her frequent flights from Ireland to London, the new single sees the Kildare native reflect on her own relationships and reexamines them through imagined scenarios.

Speaking on the new track, April says, “I wrote ‘Hotel’ about feeling bad for hurting other people, being selfish in my personal relationships and my own bad habits. I’ve always been a very obsessive person and want things all to myself, so the whole idea of booking a hotel and being alone with someone and having them all to yourself is a play on that feeling. I wrote the second verse as a poem when I was on a flight to London – the sun was rising and it was so pretty, I actually did cry. The song was made with producer RISC, I sat behind him and the entire song spilled out of me, it’s a really special one.”

Listen to ‘Hotel’ below:

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