Listen: Irish Student Pens Pro-Equality Anthem


Irish music student Ele Breslin has written an emotional anthem in hopes that it will help young LGBT people who are struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.


The song, I’m Not Better Off Without You, was written by Ele Breslin alongside Stephen Ward and Hugh O’Neill – who are all students at BIMM Dublin. Breslin recently came out to friends and family as a lesbian. She explains, “It was written very much in the spirit of what was happening in my personal life, but also because of the social and political difficulties that the LGBT community find themselves confronted with in Ireland and indeed, internationally.

“While this song has tremendous importance for me personally, I think that it resonates with a lot of LGBT who have found themselves struggling with their sexuality and feeling like they are at odds with social norms and expectations.

“On the most basic level, this song is about love and personal acceptance,” says Breslin. “If it helps even one person, I would be happy.”


Listen to I’m Not Better Off Without You.

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