Pop singer SJ Talbot is set to release her second single “Easy for Me”, a sleek, passionate, and soulful electronic pop track. It features intelligent songwriting, a mature blend of soul and dance-pop, and an irresistible hook.
Everything about “Easy for Me” marks Talbot as a songwriter who has put thought into her craft, and has prepared for her entrance onto the pop landscape. The Dublin native’s second single depicts the push-and-pull of resisting bad habits, and trying to say no to a worn-out relationship. “Don’t phone me when you’re lonely,” she sings in the chorus.
“The melody came first,” Talbot says. “It started out actually being quite a sad song. But then I thought, ‘You know what? This melody is really bright.’ I wanted to write a pop song you could dance to, but something that’s really soulful and heartfelt too. I love soul music, and I also love pop.”
“This song is about a relationship where you both know it’s not going to work out. But it’s comfortable to keep going back to that person, because it’s familiar.”
Talbot developed the track with Dublin-based producer GEF (Geoff O’Connor). The pair worked on it for countless hours, via weekly Zoom meetings, beginning in January. The two have yet to meet in person. “This song is such a social song, so it’s crazy to me that we haven’t gotten to sit down and listen to it together yet! But through the whole process, we’ve actually become really good friends, and I’m so glad the song brought us together.”
With “Easy for Me”, SJ Talbot has created a heart-pounding anthem as much for those of us ready to go back to the nightclub, as for those of us who need a song to kickstart the day. “When we finished it, I sent it to a friend of mine. She texted me straight away, saying it got her out of bed, because she couldn’t stay still to it! And I felt like that was the best compliment someone could give.”
SJ Talbot is a 23-year-old pop artist from Clontarf, in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland. Her songs feature deep, soulful vocals, intelligently paired with high-calibre pop production. At an early age, Talbot was enrolled in musical theatre school, and went onto study at BIMM Dublin, graduating in 2020. No stranger to the Irish music scene, she has worked as a session singer and keyboardist for various acts over the last four years.
In 2017, she began producing her own music, and developing her individual sound. In September 2020, she released her well received indie-pop influenced debut single, “Envy”, followed up in April 2021 by an acclaimed collaboration with Chris Short, ‘Flint & Steel’, which has garnered over 20,000 streams on Spotify alone. All signs show SJ Talbot to be ready to make her own remarkable contribution to the current Irish springtime in contemporary pop.
Some of SJ Talbot’s life-long influences include Duffy, Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone. Her music is inspired by indie-pop, electronic-pop and disco, and is reminiscent of the work of Agnes, GRACEY, CHIC & Nile Rodgers, La Roux, and Dua Lipa.