Rachel Mae Hannon, “The Boys” – ISOTW – 16/05/23

Singer-songwriter based in Dublin but originally from Monaghan Rachel Mae Hannon has just dropped her new single, ‘The Boys’.

Her latest release was accompanied by a live performance on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

The sassy, passionate song is an anthem for empowering minorities and women alike, calling out the misogyny and toxic masculinity in today’s world.


Laid upon a foundation of soulful drums and rich harmonies, the funky guitar riffs driving ‘The Boys’ makes for the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Produced by Matt Weir and written by Hannon herself, ‘The Boys’ is the latest addition to a string of successful releases.

In under a year, her recent single, ‘Work It Out’, has racked up 330,000 Spotify streams, while her debut, ‘Be In Love’ has surpassed the half a million mark.

Like It Is, the Monaghan artist’s 2021 debut EP received airplay in Ireland, the US and UK and across Europe in Spain and France from the likes of BBC Sounds, 2FM, Today FM and RTÉ Radio 1.

Since her debut in 2020, Hannon has sold out shows at Whelan’s and Workman’s and has previously supported female trio HAIM at Trinity Summer Sessions and Tom Odell in the 3Olympia.

She has also taken to the main stage Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Sea Sessions and Dublin’s New Years Festival.

Her past two gigs in Workman’s and Whelan’s both sold out, demonstrating her ever-growing fan base and their staunch support.