Cork singer Stephanie Rainey’s brand new track ‘Woman’ is now out. Photo: Miki Barlok

It’s Stephanie something special

Cork singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey has inspired the world once again with the release of her anthemic new single ‘Woman’, dedicated to all the powerful and inspiring women in our lives.

With over 10 million views on Tik Tok ahead of its release on 10 November, ‘Woman’ has the potential to elevate Stephanie Rainey to unimaginable heights.

Written in tribute to her mother's courageous battle against cancer in 2019, Rainey’s new emotionally charged track follows the phenomenal success of recent singles ‘Remember Who Your Friends Are’, ‘No Cowboy’, and ‘Ross & Rachel’.

Stephanie Rainey’s story is one of resilience, connection, and the unbreakable power of music. Her new found TikTok fanbase, with over 27 million views, is testament to her ability as a songwriting as she continues to inspire and resonate with audiences around the world.

Born and bred on Leeside, superstar Rainey defied all odds with her hit heart-wrenching anthem 'Please Don't Go' in 2015, a song born from the depths of her soul, dedicated to her one year old nephew, Fionn, who tragically lost his life to meningitis. Six years later, in 2023, 'Please Don't Go' has resurfaced, this time thanks to TikTok.

The track’s recent resurgence has catapulted Stephanie to the top of the Singer-Songwriter Chart in Canada, claiming the number 1 spot, and reaching number 5 in the United States. Her music has also recently charted on the main iTunes Charts in Ireland, Australia, reaching number 16 on the Pop Chart, and the UK, reaching number 31.

Often compared to the likes of Adele, Dermot Kennedy, and Ed Sheeran, Rainey possesses a voice that is both authentic and honest. Since her breakthrough, she has amassed over 45 million streams across all her social media platforms and has become one of Ireland's most played female artists on radio.

Her success in 2021 and 2022, with hit singles like 'Ross & Rachel' and 'No Cowboy' also showcased her appeal to a new generation of fans. Her more recent release ‘Remember Who Your Friends Are’ climbed to No.2 in the Irish Breakers Radio Chart and the top 20 Irish Homegrown Chart.

March 2023 saw Stephanie lend her voice to the heartbreaking song ‘Breathe Easy’, written about a girl named Ciara from Stephanie’s hometown who passed away just 10 days after giving birth to her little boy, Rocco, losing her battle with cystic fibrosis. The music video for the song captivated the hearts of viewers across Ireland and the UK, propelling it into viral status. Remarkably, this touching piece has been nominated for Grammy Consideration in the upcoming 2024 award season, an unexpected recognition that has left Rainey deeply moved.

Rainey’s new single ‘Woman’ is out now and available on all major streaming services.