Shannon Hynes Releases Darker New Single ‘Standing Me Up’
Our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots this week is Shannon Hynes with her brand new single ‘Standing Me Up’. The iTunes chart topping Country artist is debuting a darker, more mature and unashamedly audacious new sound with her new single which is available now to buy or stream on all major platforms. Tune into @mam_roots IGTV from 2pm today for an exclusive live video.
‘Standing Me Up’ sees Shannon in uncharted territory, stepping out of the shadows with a true grit, moulded from the experiences of a woman who is standing her ground. This new sound is still undeniably Shannon, already a mainstay on the UK country scene with an armoury of hits under her belt including ‘Someone To Drink With’, ‘Country Words’ and the Belles & Gals Award nominated ‘Off Guard’, this development sees Shannon moving away from the ‘girl next door’…
The usually softly spoken, non-confrontational Shannon has reached a musical turning point, saying, “Standing Me Up is the first of a batch of new songs that have been bubbling away for a couple of years. Having grown frustrated with aspects of life as well as relationships, I’ve just started writing without any filter”.
The song, written about an experience where Shannon was stood up and saw through the BS coming from the other side, is reflected in the close to the bone lyrics. “Don’t give me this rehearsed bit, you know I’m not the girl who takes this sh*t”.
Produced with long-term music partner Jack Watson at Jack in the Box Studios, South West London, Shannon is optimistically looking forward to a return for live music in 2021, with a live show booked at 229 The Venue, 21st May as well as multiple live streams, including HotVox on the 12th April.
Shannon Hynes is an independent, Welsh, songwriter and artist drawing influences from the Country, Americana and Folk genres. Shannon pairs an organic, traditional instrumentation with her deep intricate lyrics, all upheld by the dulcet innocence of her vocal. Receiving comparisons to modern leaders in the genre such as Kacey Musgraves and Clare Bowen, she has also been likened to legendary musical icons such as Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.
The unapologetic way in which Shannon conducts herself and her music exemplifies why she has gained such great respect in the UK Country scene and is described as the ‘one to watch in 2021’.
With iTunes #1’s, national and international radio play, recognition in the forms of ‘Hits Brits Champion’ on Country Hits Radio and a ’UK Country Music Spotlight Award’ nomination, Shannon looks forward hopefully for a return to the live music scene and beginning a new chapter of her musical journey, perhaps stepping away from the ‘girl next door’ persona we have come to know and introducing a fresh, fiery attitude.