To celebrate Pride, we’ll be highlighting a different Irish artist from the LGBTQIA+ community each day in June as part of our Pride Profiles series.
By Ellen Pentony
Listen If You Like
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Who She Is
Since the release of “Berries” in 2019, Bobbi Arlo has emerged as one of Ireland’s most exciting young talents. The 23-year-old’s style is unabashed and playful, blending bright pop and rich, soulful vocals with energetic hip-hop as well as lo-fi beats. Despite releasing only a handful of singles thus far, Arlo’s range already apparent. Her most recent single “Feel It” is an upbeat heartbreak track reminiscent of Carly Rae Jepsen, while “Signs” is a slower, more intense electro-ballad.
Relationships are a prominent theme for the young musician who, as an openly gay artist, is the latest Gen Z-er unphased by her sexual identity. Normalising woman-loving-woman relationships, Arlo is a shining light for the younger queer community. She is an absolute must for your Pride party playlist.