Photography by Ruth Medjber // Make up by Lorcan Devaney

Elaine’s Mai’s first EP in three years, The Colour of the Night is being described by its author as “a cathartic piece of work which centres around the common human experiences of grief and hope.”

Elaine says:

‘This EP is a snapshot of the last few years for me and each song reflects a different aspect of how I was feeling during this time. Enniscrone is dedicated to my cousin, who passed away in 2014 and it’s a celebration of all the amazing times we had as kids in the Sligo seaside town it’s named after. The Colour of the Night is about grief in it’s many forms and the melody and movement in the strings are a musical representation of the journey from sorrow and despair to acceptance and hope.

Pairing these very human emotions with electronic productions like ‘When I Go’ and guests like Temper-Mental MissElayneous on ‘Praise In The Cliché’ was a way of addressing those complex feelings and in the process, Elaine Mai is sharing a strong five-track extended player with the rest of us.

Upcoming Elaine Mai gigs:

26 May – Shindig, Letterkenny, Donegal
23 – 25 June – Body and Soul Festival, Westmeath
30 July – Galway Arts Festival – JFDR support

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