My Life in Culture: Five minutes with up-and-coming Dublin singer Soulé
Soulé on her must-add playlist tracks, the book she always recommends to friends and who she’s most looking forward to seeing come festival season.
Part of a new wave of emerging Irish talent, Soulé has been making her mark on the music scene with hits such as “Queenish”, “Love Tonight” and “Troublemaker”.
Now with festival season making its long-awaited return, the Dublin singer is keen to get back out in front of a crowd, previously telling me that she’s at her best when on stage. “Are you excited to get back to the festival circuit?”, I asked her… to which she replied, “Girllll.” We’ll take that as a resounding yes, then. “Even not as a performer. I want to just go to a festival and really appreciate it. We took it for granted. It was such a norm and then it got taken away.”
Gearing up for a busy summer ahead, she already has lots planned – including a performance at Beyond The Pale next weekend and an opening slot for Westlife’s Aviva Stadium gig in July.
We stole five minutes of her time to talk all things film, music, TV and books.
Is there a particular artist/album/song that inspired you to become a musician?
There are so many albums that inspired me but the one that comes to mind is The Emancipation of Mimi by Mariah Carey.
Any new artists you’ve been listening to lately?
I’ve really been into Doja Cat and Kai September.
What was the last TV series you watched and loved?
The last TV series I watched and absolutely loved was This is Us.
What book do you always recommend to friends?
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight.
What podcast are you currently listening to?
Cocktails and Takeaways.
Favourite film of all time?
I’m a huge Fast and Furious fan, but my favourite one is Fast 5.
An artist whose work you’d love to own?
I would love to own some of Frida Kahlo’s work.
Can you give us three bangers for a party playlist?
“Love Tonight” by me, “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna and “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé.
Your favourite travel destination, Ireland or abroad?
A travel destination on your bucket list?
I love to travel and I would love to visit Fiji Island one day.
What act are you most looking forward to seeing at Beyond The Pale?
I’m looking forward to seeing Shy Girl!
Beyond The Pale is a three-day music, art and food festival taking place at Glendalough Estate, Co Wicklow on 10-12 June. Limited tickets remain and you can find out more information about the event here.