Sinead O’Brien releases new single ‘Girlkind’

Taken from her forthcoming debut album.

Photo: Wanda Martin

Currently working on her debut album, Sinead O’Brien is giving us a glimpse of what to expect, sharing new single ‘Girlkind’.

Reflecting on her new single, Sinead says:
“I am out in the elements.
At the mercy of others.
Pulled in all directions.
I wait endless.
The phenomenon of the moving statues in Ireland during the 1980s becomes a motif. ‘When the virgin rocks the statues come to stop’.
These verses are glimpses into experience. Girlkind and Humanhood
Persevering eternity.
Balancing, evaluating.
Going back and forth.
Keep forging a way through.”

Accompanied by a video directed by Saskia Dixie, Saskia notes, “I wanted to create something that responded directly to the form and patterning of Sinead’s track. We have been fascinated with the shape of performative and neutral states of being for a long time and the film for Girlkind, I think, gets to the core of this idea. The passing of time is a reliable certainty that drives on regardless of what contrasting state you are currently embodying, so this became the base thread for the piece. Simple domestic activities swell into loops that feel absurd and almost choreographic in parts of the work. Whilst action and consequence are mapped out visually, time becomes fragmented, as the action takes place in the neutral arena, and the result, a mark or stain, comes through into the performative sphere.”

Check it out below.

See Sinead O’Brien live at the following dates:

19 - De Nijverheid, Utrecht, Netherlands

05 - Trans Musicales, Rennes, France (Ubu)

07-09 - Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis 2022
18 - O2 Academy Brixton, London (IDLES support)

22 - The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland

06 - Primavera In The City, Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain

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