Learning to fly: Tolü Makay interview

A few years ago, Tolü Makay was on the verge of burnout – but career changes and life choices brought the songwriter to an infinitely better place

9th January, 2021
Learning to fly: Tolü Makay interview
Tolü Makay: ‘When it comes to songwriting, I haven’t been taught how to do any of the things that I’m doing, but the most intuitive thing is to write about my experiences.’ Photo: Donal H Murphy

When Tolü Makay released her debut EP Being in October, it was a moment of personal release. Leaving behind the corporate world, as well as her religious community, she closed a chapter of her life that was restrictive to her creativity and sense of self.

Now she‘s on a creative journey that has already proven deeply fruitful. Following her recent performance on television with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra – with whom she covered the...

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