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Devil on my Shoulder Single- Orla Gartland Review



‘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. — Orla’s Youtube channel— The link to purchase these songs


Laughing at my Own Jokes- Orla Gartland- Quick Review

Orla Gartland, a young girl from Dublin Ireland has become another youtube success story. Having gathered 4,909,909 video views, 33556 subscribers and uploading over 45 videos, her popularity has grown immensely since she first joined in January 2009. She is the 22nd most subscribed channel in Ireland, the 5th most subscribed musician in Ireland and the 19th most viewed musician in Ireland on youtube.

Her popularity has grown so much that she has released her first Ep; “Laughing at my Own Jokes”, available right now to download on iTunes. This 3 track Ep is a brilliant example of the outstanding up and coming Irish musical talent. It provides an intriguing mix of acoustic guitar, ukulele and magical vocals. The three tracks; ‘Adventure Time’, ‘Bruised’, and ‘All the Little Details’ are eah as strong as one another. Orla displays wonderful guitar and ukulele technique throughout, and her mesmerising voice only makes the Ep stronger.

I myself am one of Orla’s many subscribers, and I have watched many of her videos; covers and originals alike. Each and every one of them are outstanding renditions, and if have one criticism of the Ep, it is that more of her originals were not featured. I, like many others worldwide await the day she releases her first album. The future holds bright prospects for Orla Gartland.

5/5– Orla’s Youtube Channel– The link to purchase her Ep (I highly recommend following it)