Orla Gartland Background Info
Orla Gartland is a 17 year old up and coming songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Her music is best described as eclectic folk with twangs of rock and an ever-present hint of pop. She began using her Youtube channel as the main platform for her music, where she continues to upload quirky acoustic originals along with a variety of covers. Orla does not have singing lessons or classical music theory under her belt and confesses that she is very much still “finding her sound” when it comes to her music tastes and writing styles. (via ReverbNation bio)
Grab a pen and paper and write this name down: Orla Gartland. She is going to be famous. Consider this her rookie card.
Orla Gartland has amazing potential to match her amazing current talent. What is so fantastic about her, though, is that she is still so unsure of herself despite the talent. You can see it in her videos, which there are an abundance of on her YouTube page. At times she’s timid and perhaps a little shy, which is understandable considering she’s only been performing for a few years, and the fact that she’s only 17. Ya. Were you singing with the voice of a seasoned pro, writing lyrics like a master poet, and composing songs like Beethoven when you were 17?
Artists like Orla, quite frankly, make me jealous. It’s not uncommon people excel at guitar, singing, songwriting, or composing songs, but to excel at all of them is a rare treat for the ears. It’s almost unfair to have that much talent in one person and for it to, seemingly, be so easy. And just think, according to her, she’s still “finding her sound” – putting it all together. What does that mean? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Below you can check out some of the videos she has made for her songs, but there are lots of videos for you to watch and listen to, so be sure to check out her YouTube page as well.