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Nexus Meets… Bridget Kelly Quinn

Constantly growing, progressing and evolving her music, singer-songwriter Bridget Kelly Quinn merges the intimacy of indie-folk with the obscurity of indie-pop and the sassiness of soul. We speak with Bridget Kelly Quinn about her new album Dead Flowers, which musician she would love to perform with, and lots more!

What drew you to music?

I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I remember growing up and the variety of music in my house from my parents and siblings. From Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, George Michael, Runrig, Duran Duran and the Happy Mondays. With all these genres of music, my love for all music began. 

What influences or inspires you to make music?

The older I get I’m reminded why we are here. There are so many injustices happening right now I feel that I can’t not sing about them. We have to use our voices and speak up for what we believe in. I also believe we are here to communicate and create and learn from each other, greed and not communicating is destroying our world. People are scared to use their voices, and that’s not right. 

What can you tell us about your album Dead Flowers?

This album is my life. I’m not perfect, I fuck up and I’m learning every day. I’m done with being scared, it’s a journey of self-discovery and remembering how powerful love can be. 

Did you face any challenges when recording Dead Flowers?

No such challenges in making this album, just took a long time to get there but that’s ok because I did it.

What do you hope people take from your music?

That’s it’s ok to find life hard and you’re not going get it right all the time and that’s ok. There’s no rule book on how to navigate life and we have to love ourselves more and work on our self-esteem and just be kind to yourself. There’s too many pressures and I think it starts early in life. To be compassionate, loving and kind is so important more than anything really. 

If you could perform with any musician, who would it be and why?

Aww, my my, what a question, my first thoughts are Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald or Jeff Buckley. Those voices, the storytelling, the ranges that they all have, but it would have to be Prince covering ‘Purple Rain’ and then doing my new album that he had produced. And for the final song ‘River Deep Mountain High’. Can Marvin Gaye join us too, and Sam Cooke?

What do you think is the best way to discover new music?

Going out to these small venues and supporting live music, it’s so important. Supporting your local areas. 

Do you have plans for the future as a musician?

Keep learning, growing and creating. 

This artist was found on Musosoup #sustainablecurator

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