- 22 Feb 23
'Love Again' is the first single from the Irish-Palestinian artist's forthcoming debut album.
Galway's Roisin El Cherif is back with a stunning, genre-blending new single today, titled 'Love Again'.
The Irish Palestinian artist and music video director penned the song during lockdown when the world's grief felt tangible.
"I wrote Love Again as a form of acceptance, inspired by the circle of life but also how grief was part of that circle," she tells Hot Press.
"I hope you find kindness in my place / And I hope you never question what she says," El Cherif sings on the chorus, with impressive yet gentle vocal strength. "And if sadness is a blessing / You’ve had your taste / And we’ll both learn to love again."
The song and video explore the musings of grief and letting go, produced, mixed and mastered by South African producers Evan Raffles and Jordan Simons. Ultimately, it traces memories of pain and love but concludes with the epiphany that healing will surely take place.
"In a world where everything is connected, everything is timeless and where memories and dreams are one; recollections of time are precious," a press release reads.
Drawing on the Faerie of Irish mythology and the Greek Fates with their spinning wheel, the video for 'Love Again' was shot in Wicklow by Sean Leonard (Game Of Thrones, The Winx and Disenchanted), directed by Roisin El Cherif and stars Susie Redmond (Loose Thread, I Am An Island).
When personally selected by Ken Callait (producer of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours) to take part in ArtistMax, a songwriting workshop in LA, Roisin created material which contributed to her 2018 debut EP Glass House.
With a background in film production, El Cherif has built a distinctive visual style to go with her ethereal sound, drawing on mythology and magic. There are elements of overlapping genres in her music including folk, country, and a hint of rock.
So far, El Cherif has performed on the stages of Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Whelan's, The Roisin Dubh and the Ruby Sessions, among many others.
'Love Again' follows 2020 singles 'All The Time' and 'Cross Your Mind'.
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