- 28 Jan 22
'What's Wrong With Changing?' is the first single from Hands. It is accompanied by a striking video which vividly plays on the theme of change – and is well worth a watch!
Wallis Bird has revealed that her new album Hands will be released on May 28 of this year.
Hands – also known as "NINE AND A HALF SONGS FOR NINE AND A HALF FINGERS" – will be Wallis' seventh album. Her debut Spoons, was released in 2007. Home, released in 2016, is her biggest European hit to date, reaching No.31 in Austria. The new project's songs are described as "a turning of the spotlight onto herself, raising issues that are sometimes far harder to face."
Originally from Enniscorthy in Co. Wexford, Wallis has been living in Berlin since 2012 and she has built a substantial following in Germany and Austria, as well as Ireland, the UK and further afield.
The material on the upcoming album is described in a press release as "Confronting themes of trust, alcohol abuse, stagnation, self-censorship and self-improvement. Each of them, however, is delivered by a voice uncommonly blessed with joy, ingenuity and empathy."
The album news is accompanied by the first taster of the LP, a single called 'What's Wrong With Changing?' – a sister song to her 2019 track 'As The River Flows' – with Hot Press delivering the first opportunity to see the video today.
"The song is about the milestones of my life," Wallis Bird explains. "Living in London, getting to know other cultures as a young person, to Ireland breaking free from State and Church and voting in gay marriage in such a stark Catholic country.
"In my short life there have been huge changes," Wallis adds, "and social structures have been dissolved and I have said over and over: what is wrong with changing? There is nothing in this world that is not changing, so I think let's move with the change."
Listen to the first single from Wallis Bird's upcoming album Hands, 'What's Wrong With Changing?', below.