“And So To Sleep // There Is No Sound” (Double A-Side; Aug 2017) is the third release from Ailie’s forthcoming début album, ‘West to the Evening Sun’ (Nov 2017).
Track 1: ‘And So To Sleep’ (3.52)
Track 2: ‘There Is No Sound’ (3.46)
Limited edition CDs are €6.20 (includes p&p)
Alternatively, you can download it here (€2)
‘And So To Sleep’ is a slow-burning, richly-textured song exploring the alternating states of anguish and self-soothing following a painful loss: “The pull of your empty sorrow, it was vacuous, it was gravity to me / The chasm between our bodies, it was ravenous, ..majesty”
The second track, ‘There Is No Sound’, is an introspective, urban-celtic dance track confronting the push-pull struggle of letting yourself fall for someone new when cautionary flashes from your past pull at your back: “There were night skies, and cinema screens / Smokescreen lovers fake as fake white plasticine skin on skin / My love, I have only just awoken.”
Photography and design is by PookaDubh, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.