- 22 Jun 22
The Niall O'Brien-helmed video for new Talos single 'All Ours' is the second in a three-part tale to be released.
Cork artist Talos (Eoin French) continues his comeback with a new single, the epic 'All Ours'. The Irish indie-electronic musician has also announced his long-awaited third album, Dear Chaos - due out on October 7th this year via BMG.
‘All Ours’ is his second single in quick succession following last month’s mesmerising 'Dance Against The Calm'. Recorded at his home studio with long-time partner Ross Dowling, 'All Ours' was finished with co-producer Brian Joseph in his Eaux Claire studio in late 2021.
Set in West Cork, the stunning visuals depict a tortured soul on the wild coastline. There's a flare blasted as a sign for help as he plunges into the sea, but the wildness of the protagonists' actions act as a metaphor for his mental anguish.
"I’ll leave when the gardens are darkest I’ll heed in the warnings of war / Our memories are foaming in water / I’ll leave when the gardens alight / and stay hunted out over your wildlands til I’m blinded by the night," the lyrics read, seemingly taking influence from nature, mythology and folklore.
Talos on 'All Ours': “'All Ours' is about hope, and the destructive nature of it. It’s also about resilience and about walking with someone through the hardest of times. I've watched someone place limitless hope in another and be continually let down. And it was crushing. Sometimes we get to bear witness to another's tempest, and the only thing we can do is offer to be an accomplice on those climbs.”
Dear Chaos is the third album from the artist. The 11-track album will be released on digital, limited vinyl, and CD this October, following 2019's sophomore LP Far Out Dust.
Talos released his debut album, Wild Alee, in 2017. The project received a nomination for the Choice Music Prize in his homeland, and led to extensive touring in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
Far Out Dust broadened his fanbase (including a nod from a member of BTS) and led to support tours with Aurora and Dermot Kennedy, alongside slots at the Bon Iver-helmed 37d03d/People festival in NYC, and a debut US TV appearance. His music has been featured in a number of high-profile US TV shows, including Siren, Prodigal Son and How To Get Away With Murder.
His home county remains a core influence in his life, though he hails from the Northside rather than West Cork.
“West Cork is always a place where we tend to finish it," Talos told Hot Press' Lucy O'Toole in February 2019. "You’re on the coast. There’s nothing fucking around you. And you go mad, for a bit. And then you kind of come back. It really does help. And I think that’s definitely part of the process now – towards the end, myself and Ross [Dowling] disappear down to West Cork for two months, or whatever it is. And that’s how we finish it.”
Revisit Talos' 2019 interview with Hot Press here.
Check out the beautiful video for 'All Ours' below.
Talos’ recently announced headline shows in London, Cork and Dublin in October of this year sold out in less than a week - further news on live dates to follow.
Talos Live Dates:
Oct 13: St Pancras Old Church, London - sold out
Oct 14: Live at St Luke’s, Cork - sold out
Oct 15: Pepper Canister, Dublin - sold out