This latest project was unearthed in isolation in rural France as communication with friends, family, and an all-consuming social media expanse was placed on pause.
Blessed with a spellbinding vocal turn from Bell X1 leader Paul Noonan, ‘Take the Wheel’ marks brave territory for Daithí as the track traverses haunting terrain where battered flags once laid down by Cave and Cohen thrash ominously in the distance.
‘In My Darkest Moments’, meanwhile, takes the listener on a more insular journey, with a maze-like build that bursts into a sea of opaque colours. The track was accompanied by a stunning video created in the west of Ireland, winning 3 shark awards and an emerging director award for Lochlainnn McKenna.
‘Orange’, featuring long time collaborator Sinead White, is an honest open exploration of heartbreak, laid bare in stunning clarity with Sinead’s incredible vocal.
This year, ’Submarines’ is released, featuring Irish songwriter Ailbhe Reddy. With its pulsing house beats and the sampling of Irish instruments, it makes for a powerful summer tune, full of energy.