It proved a fruitful partnership so the pair are at it again on the lead song from Daithí’s forthcoming EP Holiday Home, due in March.
Holiday Home came about when Daithí bought a field recorded and began recording the sounds of the west of Ireland in an attempt to build a unique library of sounds.
I started renting out houses along the coast for weeks at a time, bringing a make-shift studio with me to islands like Achill and Valentia. Once I had some music together, I brought some of my favourite vocalists out to the west, away from the pressure of the normal recording studio environment. The result is Holiday Home, a five- track EP built completely in the west, using sounds from the west.”
‘Falling For You’, his collaboration with White, uses sea sounds from Inch beach in Cork and bell sounds from a wind chime I found in an Air Bnb in Achill. White recorded the vocals on Valentia Island.
“I think it’s my favourite vocal I’ve ever worked on. It’s so undeniably Irish, but feels modern at the same time, which is kind of my buzz.”
Watch the video, also suitably set in the West of Ireland by Feel Good Lost.
Holiday Home Tracklist
Falling For You (feat. Sinead White)
Aeroplane (feat. Sinead White)
Wrap Up Tight (feat. Elaine Mai)
Thursday 8th December – Brubakers, Dundalk
Friday 23rd December – Opium Rooms, Dublin
Tuesday 27th December – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Sat 31st December – Róisín Dubh, Galway
The penultimate track on Young Wonder’s album Birth is also the title song, and Brendan Canty aka Feel Good Lost made a video for it, when inspiration struck one night.
It’s a pretty special video for me as I haven’t done something abstract and experimental in a long while. So it was refreshing to make.
One night a repair truck was parked across the road from my house. It’s amber lights were so strong that they lit up my room, dancing across my walls. I noticed a glass of water on my window sill and how the water warped the lights into weird and beautiful shapes. So I decided to film this straight for 6 minutes, challenging myself to find as many interesting angles as I could. I loved how the footage turned out and wanted to create a video made entirely from that one shot.
Young Wonder play Cyprus Avenue in Cork this Saturday with Talos and Daithí. Get tickets
We’ve been living with ‘Love System’ for a few years of course, both in recorded and live form, but the song got a new saxophone-featuring version on the new album, and as a result, there’s now a new video for the track to go alongside Mark Duggan’s Point Break-style video.
The new video, as premiered with Billboard was directed by the VMA-nominated directors Feel Good Lost and takes a story of a couple in love (the girl lost in herself, the guy aggressively lost in her) you often see set in the US and moves it to Ireland so it features a Maxol garage featuring Dave from the band working behind the counter, Mega Meanies, an arcade, Anthony from the band getting a headbutt and a crap shipping container diner called “Deke’s Diner”.
Check out the video above and the Young Wonder remix of the track below:
The crossover between the urban underground and the mainstream is something which has happened in the UK frequently with the likes of Skepta, Miss Dynamite and Dizzee Rascal being examples of those who have done it. In Ireland, with a smaller scene and less of an interest, that was never really a possibility but the new reality of internet-lead music interests means that it’s easier to make a go of it.
Joni is a Bray vocalist and violinist who has been working with one of the country’s finest purveyors of bass-lead beats Richie Kaboogie. Together, they’ve concocted a song born of the underground but through Joni’s soulful holler, has a captive audience beyond a scene. Check out the first look of the video by Feel Good Lost and get the single on iTunes / Juno with an Eomac remix and ‘Aether’.
Joni on ‘Running’: “I was in a dark place when I wrote this song. Wrecking things on purpose just to keep feeling shit. But that was the start of things getting better, too. I started running on my own, on the N11 in Wicklow, in the rain. Listening to Paul Woolford and Burial, the traffic on one side, the mountains on the other.”
‘Deep Down South’ they love to party. So say Stevie G and his Cork cohort Christiana Underwood. They’ve already recorded those sentiments so now, with the help of Feel Good Lost, they’ve demonstrated it too with a new video show in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork.
The track is out now digitally but on old-school vinyl next month.