Brand new electropop artist Throatsugar is set to release her debut single Ascend on May 20th. Throatsugar is a new project from the multitalented musician Colleen Heavey, a songwriting graduate who holds a master’s degree in Music Technology. On the track Ascend, Colleen states: “Ascend started as a project at home and came to life when working in the studio with Mick Heffernan. The track was inspired by the work of James Joyce, and the feeling of not wanting to wait around for things to happen anymore. I’m really excited to share it.”
Ascend marks the beginning of a host of exciting releases which lie ahead for Throatsugar. Despite still being in the early stages of her journey through the world of music, Colleen just about has a career’s worth of accomplishments to her name already. She has toured all over Ireland, through the UK and in the USA with her band Brass Phantoms, and has performed at major festivals as well as opening for the likes of Delorentos and The Slow Readers Club. Music she has worked on in the past has been featured by the likes of BBC, RTE, The Irish Times, Hot Press, The Metro, Joe, Spotify Editorial Playlists and more. She has studied music at every level and works as a music educator so that she can share her skills with others, along with working as a producer and DJ around Dublin.
With all that in mind, however, Throatsugar is about embracing her new journey and guiding herself through her career with her multitude of expertise and experience.