Originally from South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Eleanor Hickey, has released a new track, which is emotive and has a distinct take on the folk/indie pop crossover. At only twenty years old, the singer has already completed a degree in popular music, and has been handpicked to perform at the Perth Festival of the Arts. The Fountain caught up with Eleanor about the new single, I’m Tired, and her inspiration.

TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far? 

It is! The response has been amazing! A lot better than I was expecting! Very pleased that everyone is enjoying it! 

TF: What inspired you to write, I’m Tired? 

Many things. It’s mainly about me trying to identify what it is I’m thinking and feeling, and there being no clear answer to either. A muddled mind. 

TF: Who do you find most musically inspiring at the moment?

That’s a tough one as I feel there are many different elements of different musicians that I draw inspiration from. If I had to pick it would be Freya Ridings for her amazing lyrics and melodies. 

TF: And will you be promoting this with a list of tour dates?  

At the moment I’m working on a few different things, and will hopefully be able to announce some dates soon! 

TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date? 

I really enjoyed Perth Music and Arts Festival, Contemporary music Showcase! It was the first time I really got to showcase my song’s for what they were and the way I imagined them with my friend Andrew Mcallister on the electric guitar and me on the keyboard. 

TF: Any plans to release an album? 

At the moment no, but I would be very interested in doing so in the near future!