- 27 Jun 22
West of Ireland singer-songwriter Anna Mullarkey will perform at the Róisín Dubh as part of the Galway Arts Festival on Thursday, 14th July.
Galway singer and composer Anna Mullarkey has unveiled the stunning visuals for her ethereal new single ‘Falling Apart’.
The single arrives via Strange Brew, with the musician also announcing her forthcoming debut album Falling - out on Friday, 19 August 2022.
Mullarkey uses her signature gossamer vocals on the new track to describe the story of a relationship fracturing and eventually breaking entirely.
“‘Falling Apart’ is a song about the end of a relationship,” Anna explains. “It’s about that moment you realise it is over and you have to let them go.”
The Mia Mullarkey-directed video explores this narrative through contemporary dance with dancers Robyn Byrne and Emily Kilkenny Roddy as a couple as they find themselves both bound together while growing apart.
During moments of the gripping clip, one partner spills wine over the others head in mechanical motions, in another she covers her mouth while her partner tries in vain to say something to her. It's about control and anger, heartbreak and knowing when you have to cut ties - no matter how tightly they may be bound.
‘Falling Apart’ is underscored by Mullarkey’s dramatic piano, electronic drums, and synth. The song was arranged alongside Sam Wright, who added double bass and electric bass. The expansive track combines Irish traditional music elements with modern production for a hugely cinematic experience.
Collaborators on the song include Paul McClure on bodhrán and accordion, Ciara O’Connor on cello, David Shaughnessy on drums, Dara Finneran on modular drums, and Luke Murray on backing vocals. The track was mixed by Frankie J. Pollard and mastered by Liam King.
Anna Mullarkey plays the Róisín Dubh as part of the Galway Arts Festival on Thursday, 14th July. Tickets €14 + booking fee on sale now.
Watch the video for 'Falling Apart' below:
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