Watch Villagers' Video for "Courage"
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:19:57
Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers and it is set for release on April 14. It is the follow-up to Conor O'Brien's debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland, both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize. The new album is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.
Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O'Brien at home, in the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin, revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers.
It encompasses the various shades of feeling—desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers.
Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation— piano, Mellotron, which accounts for the album's occasional horn and cello tones, and brushes. O'Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion.
So, yeah, he does it all and he deserves your ear.
Darling Arithmetic Track Listing:
2. Everything I Am Is Yours
3. Dawning On Me
4. Hot Scary Summer
5. The Soul Serene
6. Darling Arithmetic
7. Little Bigot
8. No One To Blame
9. So Naïve
No need to wait until April.
Check out "Courage" below.
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