Dáithi’s latest single ‘Perfect Harmony’ is out today.
As Daithi explains of the new single – “’Perfect Harmony’ is a track built around the fear of losing someone, and eventual acceptance that someday it will happen. Orla Gartland, the vocalist on the track, based her lyrics on the fear of losing her grandfather. The lyrics are some of my favourite I’ve ever had on my tracks, especially the line ‘Thicker than water, you’ll leave all your sons and your daughters, but you’ll live in the stories you tell, and I’ll pass it down to everyone else.’ Perfect Harmony was mainly recorded in rural France along with the rest of the album (L.O.S.S.), And you can actually hear the bird song from outside my window at the start of the track.”
L.O.S.S. will be released on 18th October and will be available digitally and on vinyl.
This is Daithi’s second album, which follows on from a few years of releasing singles and EPs and more recently, the singles ‘Take The Wheel’, ‘Orange’, ‘Submarines’ and ‘Nobody New Around You’.
The 10 tracks will include contributions from Sinead White, Paul Noonan, Ailbhe Reddy, Orla Gartland, Tandem Felix, Sacred Animals, Ryan Vail & The Sei.
Daithi has performed at some big festival slots this summer including All Together Now, Forbidden Fruit, Pride, and the Galway Arts Festival.
The two-time Choice Music Prize nominee builds on a signature unique formation of house music with a series of singles that mark the most ambitious and personal adventure to date.
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. Time to breathe.
“I was at my lowest point, feeling like nothing would ever be okay again, and found myself writing all sorts of melodies and chords as a form of therapy, but at first couldn’t imagine getting to a place where I felt comfortable making songs out of them. This project scared me, but I’m also more proud of it than anything I’ve ever done.”
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.
‘Submarines’ features 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.
// LIVE //
September 19th – Roisin Dubh, Galway (Live Band Show)
September 21st – Dolans, Limerick (Live Band Show)
September 27th – Achill (Battle For The Lake)
September 28th – Connollys Of Leap (Live Band Show)
October 19th – Button Factory, Dublin (Album Launch) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/daithi-live-at-button-factory-tickets-70754307037
November 15th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork (Live band Show)