Yvonne McDonnell

Yvonne McDonnell


"...a newcomer to contemporary folk music but whom we feel will be making her mark..."
- Folk Radio

"Definitely one to add to your collection and cherish."
- FATEA Magazine

Newcomer Yvonne McDonnell is quickly becoming another name to add to the burgeoning list of incredibly talented female singer songwriters who are making waves in the music industry. In celebration of the success of her latest EP Not Her Own, Yvonne is re-releasing her debut EP Endless Soul, which is out now via Reality Is Over.

The entire EP has one core narrative; each song exploring the various sets of emotions associated with being hurt by someone with deep set insecurities and how we learn to understand and accept others point of view. Opening track I Didn’t Know begins with the initial empathy of what the perpetrator is going through, with Yvonne’s striking vocals taking centre stage, exquisitely supported by her talented backing band. Title track, the aforementioned Endless Soul, tackles themes of anger as the emotion kicks in with a sense of melancholy, while still harbouring a glisten of hope - a feeling that resonates throughout the track. As the EP continues the listener is taken on a journey, with each song skilfully written and performed with the same story-telling charm that has worked so well for to the likes of Laura Marling, Lisa Hannigan and Kate Rusby. McDonnell’s hypnotic vocal remains the focal point throughout the EP, with her unique vibrato swelling effortlessly.

Originally from East London, Yvonne started performing acoustically in 2012 at university in Portsmouth. Yvonne has already received praise from the likes of Folk Radio, For Folk’s Sake, Gigslutz and Pure M Magazine amongst others. She has also performed live sessions for Sofar Sounds in London and Cambridge. Yvonne is ready to take another step up the folk ladder as she introduces the listener to a fresh, darker exploration of British modern folk.

Yvonne McDonnell’s EP Endless Soul is out now via Reality Is Over.

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