Electro-pop duo, SIIGHTS – aka Mia Fitz and Toni Etherson – make music packed with infectious melodies, strong production and carefully crafted songwriting. ‘Blue Skies’ is an earworm, taken from their debut EP, that touches on topics of loss, grief and a much-needed message of hope.
“This song means a lot to us and was hard to write. We wrote it about some of what you feel and experience after losing someone close to you. We have both lost people close to us and it’s something that stays with you forever. We brought all our gear down to a country house in Wicklow to write and record this EP – ‘Blue Skies’ really came together so naturally. There’s actually a recurring quite hypnotic guitar riff that happens multiple times throughout the track which was never initially supposed to be in the track. Mia had just been playing around and we left the mics recording and we ended up using it and it became quite a feature in the production in the end.”
“This song means a lot to us and was hard to write. We wrote it about some of what you feel and experience after losing someone close to you.”
Mia had just come off a world tour playing with Hozier, when they first met, and the duo spent some time songwriting for other artists before deciding to start their own artist project. They sold out their first headline show at King Tuts in Glasgow within just weeks of announcing it, and also spent nine weeks in the top 20 of the Ireland Shazam charts. The pair – who worked with Emi Dragoi (Sasha Sloan, Meghan Trainer, Sam Hunt) on their recent single ‘Better Now’ – write, produce and play all the instruments on their tracks in the studio, fusing organic instruments with electronic sounds along with heartfelt lyrics to create their own form of groove based, alt-pop.
SIIGHTS have already had seven million impacts via Irish Radio for their self-titled debut EP; featured on BBC Radio One and Beats One, and can be found on a whole host of Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday UK, New Pop Revolution, Sad Beats, Chilled Pop Hits and The Pop List.
SIIGHTS self-titled debut EP is out now.