- 16 Aug 18
The Co. Clare-born electronic producer excels once again, with this timely contemplation on depression, loneliness and masculinity.
Daithi has developed a musical and visual style that is unparalleled in its exploration of rural pressures, post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and masculinity. His latest tracks have bridged the difficult gap between Daithi's trad background and the ethereal, lingering soundscapes that have made him one of the most instantly recognisable electronic producers in the country.
Coupled with previous release 'Take The Wheel' - which features Bell X1's Paul Noonan - these songs are marked by their originality and otherworldliness.
‘In My Darkest Moments’, the second track from Daithí’s double A-side, features Dublin vocalist The Sei. According the artist, it "takes the listener on a more insular journey, with a maze-like build that bursts into a sea of opaque colours. The walls erected here are high. They close in. In place of panic, a dizzying solace takes hold."
That's before mentioning this absolutely glorious music video. Directed by Lochlainn McKenna, the video for 'In My Darkest Moments' takes a view on male loneliness, told as an introspective of two friends in rural Ireland.
Every single scene in this video is densely layered and provocative. Every moment takes in the unspoken tension of two friends, the claustrophobia of open, barren countryside, and the grinding, creeping inertia that comes from drinking with no purpose or wasting time doing nothing. It's genuinely intense and moving.
Watch the video for 'In My Darkest Moments' below: