Ireland is an island, a place where tributaries meet to form oceans.
As a result, a certain degree of openness is inherent in the Irish character, an ability to see beyond one another's differences.
LOAH knows this well. Growing up between Maynooth, Ireland and West Africa, she feels at ease with each of these identities, fusing her wide-ranging heritage into something effortlessly individual.
New EP 'This Heart' arrives on June 16th, and it's the sound of someone bringing together many different facets to craft a beguiling whole.
She explains: “Overall the songs deal with themes of intuition – how an individual relates to their ancestral and spiritual inheritance, and our relationships with both those who are close to us and the wider world.”
Having worked with both Hozier and Villagers, LOAH could be the next unexpected success story from Ireland. Clash is able to premiere the title cut, a subtle, soulful exploration of some highly personal themes.
Softly beguiling, you can tune in below.