Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes is preparing for the release of her sixth album, Blind Faith, which will be released in September.

Ahead of its release, Hayes has given us a taste of the record with its third single “Hardwired.” The track builds and builds with a folk-esque start before unleashing a more rousing and uplifting rock nature that soars with an innate passion and fury.

Speaking on the track, Hayes adds:

“I wanted to take a musical freeze frame of the world post-Covid. A place where, according to statistics, we were more captured by our devices and social media content than ever before. We were sitting ducks for bad actors to misinform us in a way that felt like real information. A place where people became more polarised by whether they identified with left or right, pro or anti etc. The lack of nuance in these areas seemed dangerous. I felt like unplugging the world, waiting ten seconds, and plugging it back in again. And thus was born ‘Hardwired’.”

Enjoy a listen now below.

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