Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux talks about her relationship with Ireland

American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux has opened up about her special connection to Ireland ahead of her highly anticipated return.

Madeleine will return to the 3Olympia Theater on Saturday September 24 as Irish audiences prepare to be dazzled by one of the most soothing voices in the business.

Talk to Extra.ie ahead of the first European tour since the pandemic, Madeleine expressed her excitement to finally be back in Ireland.

American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux has opened up about her special connection to Ireland ahead of her highly anticipated return. Photo: MCD

“Dublin is the only place I’ve had the pleasure of playing in Ireland. We’re pretty much connected at this point. I have heard so much about other places in Ireland that I would love to visit. Belfast and Cork are definitely at the top of my list.

“Irish fans are special. There’s a feeling of euphoria when you’re on the Olympia stage watching hundreds of Irish fans. There aren’t many places in the world that create an atmosphere like them.

“After everything that’s happened over the past few years, I can’t wait to come back to Ireland and feel the love again,” she said.

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Madeleine will be back at the Théâtre 3Olympia on Saturday September 24. Photo: Instagram/Madeleine Peyroux.

Even if you don’t know Madeleine, you will recognize her music from different artistic mediums. Madeleine admitted she didn’t realize her version of Serge Gainsborough’s ‘La Javanaise’ was going to be used in the 2018 Best Picture winner ‘The Shape of Water’.

She explained: “Guillermo Del Toro is one of my favorite directors. I remember watching Pans Labyrinth and asking “who is this genius?” and then being featured in one of his movies was shocking.

“The funny thing is, I didn’t even know the song was going to be in the movie. I watched it at the cinema and when it came out, I couldn’t believe it. Frankly, no one told me it was going to be used! It’s a beautiful song that I had the privilege of covering. Add that with your favorite director using it and it’s a surreal feeling.

Madeleine’s music was featured in the Best Picture winner. Photo: projector images.

“Then the shape of water won Oscars. It’s weird to know that your voice was featured in such an acclaimed piece of art.

Madeleine’s concert in Dublin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her magnificent record ‘Careless Love’. The record says a lot about anyone who has ever been in love. From heartache to tears of joy, Madeleine’s masterpiece navigates all the quirks that come with falling in love with someone.

Despite being adored by millions of listeners, perhaps no one was more affected by it than Madeleine herself.

‘Careless Love represents who I am both as a person and as an artist. Without her, I really am nothing. This album came at a key moment in my life and changed everything.

‘Could I predict the success and its lasting impact? Absolutely not. I knew I was proud of what I had created but you can never predict how an album will touch the listener and if it will continue to do so for years afterwards.

“To still be able to hear stories from people he cares about after 20 years is amazing. Music is the reason I am here on this earth, Careless Love has made so much possible for me personally and as a musician” , she said.

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