- 10 Jun 20
Accompanying the single is a video by Myles O’Reilly and Donal Dineen.
Earlier today, Dublin chamber-folk group Sun Collective released their latest single, “Swallow.”
The track is the second single from the group’s forthcoming EP, MOVE ||REMOVE, which they plan to release on August 10th. The EP will feature four new tracks, each with its own video.
The single explores songwriter Caimin Gilmore’s personal trauma through the many meanings of the world "swallow." At almost six minutes of otherworldly vocals and distorted synths, "Swallow" is an immersive and emotional listening experience.
Produced by Ross Turner and recorded by Ber Quinn, the release also includes a video created by Myles O’Reilly and Donal Dineen of alternative music program This Ain’t no Disco.
O’Reilly and Dineen’s video is a stop-motion animation as hypnotising and delicate as the track it accompanies. The two made the video, which they describe as “a magpie's dream,” using household objects and an overhead projector.
“Swallow” is the latest in a string of successes for Sun Collective. In 2017, their self titled debut album garnered critical acclaim. In 2018, they performed alongside Lisa Hannigan and Big Red Machine at P-E-O-P-L-E Festival. And in 2019, they toured Australia with backing from Culture Ireland and the Woodford Folk Festival.
Sun Collective are also something of a supergroup. Gilmore is Lisa Hannigan’s double bass player. His bandmates Patrick O’Laoghaire, Kevin Corcoran, Dominic Mullan and Oisín Peelo Walsh are involved with I Have a Tribe, Villagers, Mary Coughlan and Hudson Taylor, respectively.
Stream "Swallow" on Soundcloud below.