Una Healy has recently released two special songs, firstly a unique cover of 90s club anthem Set You Free, and a brand-new original track Wild Grasses that came out on December 26th. Both songs are available on all digital partners and can be listened to here (Set You Free) and here (Wild Grasses).
Una has recently been hard at work writing plenty of new music with some exciting releases planned for 2020. As a treat for her loyal fanbase, she released a brand-new track called Wild Grasses on December 26th. A heartfelt and authentic look at love and loss fronted by Una’s unmistakably beautiful vocals, Wild Grasses has a timeless, reflective and classic sound which very much goes back to her roots.
Wild Grasses was co-written with the legendary American songwriter Eric Bazillian who has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Joan Osborne, Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes. Describing the track, Eric comments: “Wild Grasses is one of those precious songs that was waiting for someone to write it. When Una sang the first line, ‘I hate to leave you now’ for me the floodgates opened and I was transported to that moment several months earlier sitting by my father in hospital, surrounded by his loved ones, as he breathed his final breaths and passed away. Una and I became of a single mind as the lyric wrote itself. Tears were shed and smiles smiled as we told the story of how life, death, and love are all so preciously and delicately intertwined.” Una adds “I had a melody in my head for weeks and met with Eric and started humming it and the first words just came out and it flowed from there. It has a real celtic folk sound to it too. It is a very comforting song for anyone who has lost someone close to know that their spirit will always be there with them.”
As well as Wild Grasses, Una also released at the end of last year a cover of Set You Free. A fan of 90s dance music, Set You Free has always stood out musically to the Irish singer-songwriter because of its moving lyrics and gorgeous melody, so she jumped at the chance to put her own spin on it. Commenting on her version, Una added:
I stripped the song down completely to bring out the deep emotion behind the song and bring to life what it means to me. The song reminds me of the unconditional love that surrounds us in all areas of our lives, not necessarily in a romantic sense, but the love of family and friends that keeps us strong through all of life’s adversities. Leading up to Christmas, it’s a message that I personally need to remind myself and hope everyone can find comfort in.
While her primary focus over the recent months has been her family and working on her new music, Una has also been working on some other exciting projects. Earlier this year, Una was announced as the Saturday morning presenter on Bauer Radio new station Country Hits. She has also guest-hosted Ireland’s Six O’Clock show and launched the third range of own shoe collection, Una Healy – Original Collection.