- 15 Oct 20
Listen to the first track from Arrivals below.
Declan O'Rourke has returned with a new single 'The Harbour' – offering a first taste of what to expect from his new Paul Weller-produced album Arrivals, out on February 5.
Recorded over six days at Black Barn studios in Surrey, with Weller producing (“he was there every moment, before, during and long after, discussing ideas about this and that, even down to the artwork. It was hugely impressive…”), Arrivals will see Declan O’Rourke present his art in a new yet wholly distinctive manner. The album has already been described as the "most emotionally raw and affecting album of his career".
Weller, a fan of Declan’s songwriting for some years, also adds his multi-instrumental abilities to the recordings, including a beautiful piano accompaniment to the closing track.
Ahead of the release, Declan has shared 'The Harbour' – which is says is "about trying to find balance between the one great dream and the other great dream." He says it's also "partly a tribute to one of my biggest musical heroes, Joni Mitchell."
Listen to 'The Harbour' below: