Irish poet Sinead O’Brien has confirmed that her debut EP ‘Drowning In Blessings’ will be landing on 16th September, sharing new track ‘Strangers In Danger’ to celebrate the news.
Explaining the song, she details, “I had a strange epiphany during a gig. ‘Plastic flowers in bloom and the sound of soccer’. I couldn’t make sense of it - I wrote it down and later began to take it apart. It’s about a kind of duality where something is divided by having two apparently conflicting meanings. A feeling is mirrored in an external scene and illustrated in another language. The image simplifies the problem because it just is. It exists. With all of its complexities and contradictions. I felt connected to various images and occurrences around me and began sound-tracking these mini scenarios.”
“Scenes play out in windows, on streets, inside homes; It’s about spaces, claiming personal space in the city, naming things, bringing them closer. Feeling out the distance and tension between people. You are carried through the rooms and immersed in the different levels and sequences of the piece. I experience it in a linear format from left to right - like a stretched out painting.”
Have a listen below.
See Sinead O'Brien live at the following dates:
29 - Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow
06 - Wide Eyed Festival, Leicester
16 - Heaven, London w/ Warmduscher
17 - Rough Trade, Bristol
18 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
19 - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
20 - Whelan's (upstairs), Dublin
23 - YES (Basement), Manchester
24 - Brudenell (Community Room), Leeds
25 - Chats Palace, London
03 VIDA Festival, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona
03-05 - Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham
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Taken from her forthcoming debut album.
It’s her first release since last year’s debut EP.
Streamed straight to your living room from the state51 Factory.
There’s more hidden within than one listen can decipher; we’re confident it’s worth the effort.