Monthly Archives: June 2012
‘Devil on my Shoulder’ is the exciting debut single from Irish talent Orla Gartland. This 17 year old girl has been gracing Youtube with her sensational skill since January 2009 and has posted 45 videos, both covers of chart hits and her own originals. Throughout each of these, she demonstrates her incredible acoustic guitar ability, and also wows viewers with her stunning voice.
On June 17th, the hard work finally paid off for Orla as she released her sinlge ‘Devil on my Shoulder’ on iTunes. Her loyal following built from her Youtube account assured its instant success as within one day it reached number 2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart in Ireland, despite the mishap in iTunes misspelling her name as Orla Gartl.
‘Devil on my Shoulder’ is a song deserving of this success. Gartland brings her own original sound throughout this song blending acoustic folk with slight pop elements. The lyrics tell the story of the Devil perched on Orla’s shoulder as she attempts to dislodge him and make it on her own. The beautiful voice of Orla Gartland is one of the best features of this song.
Accompanying ‘Devil on my Shoulder’ is the B-side song, ‘The Ground’. This is possibly one of the best pieces of original music written in recent times, up there with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver. Gartland again brings her own original sound in this wonderful piece. When she holds the long notes, her voice is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Prepare for some goose bumps!
You owe it to yourself to purchase both of these stunning original songs from the brilliant Orla Gartland. The future holds bright prospects for this amazing talent, and her many followers eagerly await the next instalment.
http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicMaaad?feature=g-u-u — Orla’s Youtube channel
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/devil-on-my-shoulder-single/id528915036— The link to purchase these songs