Critically acclaimed North London-born R&B singer-songwriter, Sinéad Harnett released her new anthem, “Quarantine Queen,” on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard. The half Thai, half Irish beauty is known for her incredibly soulful vocals and renowned collaborations with heavyweights such as Disclosure, Kaytranada, Gallant, and Rudimental. Harnett wrote, recorded, and directed the visuals for the somber track while quarantined amidst the current COVID-19 crisis. The reality of the emotional toll felt by many comes through as she laments: The chaos has gotten to my head/Like water it fills with regret/What a time to be alive.
On the inspiration behind her new song, Sinéad shares, “When the world got turned upside down and we went into lockdown, life as we knew it changed catastrophically. Though there are good sides to this, ie: the slower pace, appreciating the simple things and being able to relax, the chilling question that weighs on my heart is ‘Am I gonna die alone?’ That worrying emotion is what brought about ‘Quarantine Queen.’”
“Though a sad thought, there is hope in the song from a wider standpoint — what can we as a nation learn from this time in terms of how we are living. I hope that we will change for the better, that’s really what I was getting at.”
In 2016, Harnett saw her career defining moment with the release of, “If You Let Me.” With over 60 million streams and counting, it has become a pool of discovery for new fans. Her 2019, debut album, Lessons in Love, explores the layered complexities within love, and all that she’s learned from it. She is gearing up to drop her sophomore album later this year.
Listen to and watch “Quarantine Queen.”