Lisa Hannigan is currently on an Irish tour playing some new songs in a live setting and today, she’s given the rest of us a chance to hear some new music.
‘Prayer For The Dying’ is an emotive undulating piece of orchestral music from third album At Swim, Hannigan’s new album out August 19th on Play It Again Sam with Hannigan sounding more elegant than ever before.
The album was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner.
The song was inspired “by the passing of a friend’s parent after an extended illness./”
‘They’d had a very long and happy marriage and the loss was devastating. I wanted to try and express that grief but also pay tribute to their marriage.’
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Lisa Hannigan – At Swim tracklist
1. Fall 2. Prayer For The Dying 3. Snow 4. Lo 5. Undertow 6. Ora 7. We The Drowned 8. Anahorish 9. Tender 10. Funeral Suit 11. Barton
One of the highlights from Other Voices in Dingle in December was UK folk band This Is The Kit who were invited along to play St. James’ Church by Aaron Dessner of The National (that’s him on guitar in the video). The recorded version of this song doesn’t have the whistle part which totally makes this version vastly superior. My future wife, who fancied herself as a future entrant in the World Whistling Championships was discouraged by Kate Stables’ able and melodic whistling. Other Voices will air on TV soon.