Pio Hartnett Returns With Dreamy EP ‘Cargo’

Pio Hartnett is back and he’s got something special for us. The Irish singer-songwriter and producer has released his much-anticipated EP entitled ‘Cargo‘, a nine-track offering that is sure to take you on a musical journey. Pio’s sound is a unique blend of pop, folk and indie rock, and his latest offering pays homage to multiple genres and inspirations.

The EP is headlined by the single ‘When I Go There’, a serene masterpiece that showcases a dynamic blend of celestial keys, subtle guitars, and heartening vocals. The track serves as a testament to Pio’s talent for arousing sentiment with his music, captivating listeners with his emotive vocals and enchanting wordplay.
Pio has been consistently releasing tracks to critical acclaim in the lead-up to his debut EP, racking up over 88,000 streams this year alone. His talent has caught the attention of Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday UK’, ‘Fresh Finds UK & IE’ and ‘Alternative Ireland’, proving that he is a rising star within the Irish music scene.

The EP is a collaborative effort between Pio and producer Zak Higgins, who spent the last two years crafting their own brand of organic pop. Speaking about their collaboration, Pio shares, “Working with Zak over the past two years, one big thing I’ve learned from him is to not do things by halves. There’s more music in the world right now than ever – and the fact is, some of it is really good. So if we’re going to make something… why would we do anything but make it the absolute best we can. If we don’t love it, why should we expect anyone else to?

Originating from Galway, Pio Hartnett is a singer-songwriter and producer who has rapidly established himself as an ascending sensation in the Irish music arena. Featuring a captivating fusion of pop, folk, and indie rock, his elaborate harmonies, unique vocals, and moving lyrics are guaranteed to leave an indelible impact. With huge accolades and a quickly expanding fanbase, Pio Hartnett is set to put his mark on 2023. ‘Cargo’ is a testament to his talent and ability to evoke emotion through his music. This EP is not to be missed, so make sure to check it out and experience the journey for yourself.

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Photography: Louis O’Sullivan
Stylist: Aoife Mc Enaney