Sweetlemondae, the Galway-based MC returns with her brand new single ‘Higher State’ today. LISTEN HERE.. Her Diffusion Lab debut single ‘Never Gonna Be’, launched the virtually unknown artist onto the Irish Music scene in late 2022. Receiving praise from the likes of Nialler9Hot PressGoldenplec and nationwide radio support.

Kicking off the new year with new music and news that she has just earned a coveted place on 2FM’S Rising List for 2023.

Sweetlemondae is excited to start the new year with brand new music and about Higher State she says … Over the years I’ve learned a lot about reaching a ‘Higher State’ from reading self-help books. I’ve always been interested in self-improvement and doing any shadow work in order to get to a better place, whether it be mentally, physically, or emotionally. When I was around 14/15 I feel like I had an enlightening moment where I realised my existence. I didn’t like anything about myself so I decided that I wanted to figure out how I could change that. I did that by opening up my mind to new ways of life.  I love reading self-help books or books on spirituality or natural medicine. I feel like music is my therapy so I always push myself to word anything I feel as best as I possibly can. That’s why lyricism is very important to me because it’s really about me using this outlet to really delve deep into what I want to say at that specific time. I don’t think I have personally reached a ‘higher state’. But I can definitely hear the progression in my storytelling from the music I’ve put out over the years. I think ‘Higher State’ is more of a journey than a destination. 

‘Higher State’ also represents how she approaches writing her music ‘ I’ve always enjoyed reading and learning about new things whether their of my own interest or not. With music, I always want to push my limit in terms of the depth of what I’m saying and how it feels to a listener. I can’t share anything beneficial or new if I as an artist don’t expand my mind’.

Sweetlemondae worked with label Diffusion Lab’s maestro producer, Benza on the track, who guided the trippy sonic elements of the track, fitting perfecting with the subject of finding a ‘Higher State’. Fellow label-mate, Jafaris while working in a neighbouring studio dropped in on the session, creative juices flowed and a verse was written that brought the track to a new level.

The 23 year old was born in South Africa, moving to Dublin at the age of 7. Now residing in Galway, having just finished her Law Degree and all while creating new music, is now preparing to sit her Bar Exam. Further proof of her appetite to expand her mind to further Higher States! This is just the first taste of new music to come from Sweetlemondae this year, lots more news to come.