- 08 Sep 21
Vale is the moniker of Tipperary-born electronic songwriter and producer, Eoin Hally.
Breakout Irish electronic artist Vale has returned with a brand new single, 'The Sun Is My Filter', exploring love and friendships through an ambient, often dark lens.
With emotionally stirring songwriting and lush electronic, atmospheric production, Vale (Eoin Hally) excels at marrying ambient, cinematic tones with rock and pop sensibilities and conventions. Having spent the last decade living in Cork City, the Tipperary native recently returned home experienced life in a studio of his own for the first time. From this point onwards, recording began and tracks formed.
Vale's debut single, ‘Tore It Down’, arrived in October 2020 in collaboration with the Nashville-based producer Owen Lewis. Hally's second track ‘Border’ is the result of an in-studio collaboration with Icelandic musician Sin Fang, creating an accompanying ambient track to the artist’s first release. ‘All Rise’ was co-produced with multi-instrumentalist and ongoing collaborator David O’Connor, and follows on from where 'Tore It Down' left off, expanding the sonic landscape.
Vale’s newest single 'The Sun Is My Filter' is cinematic in tone, yet retains a fundamental electro pop structure and feel. This dynamic shift from previous releases further showcases the creative scope of the artist’s sound. The yet undefined track, which was largely written and recorded over one evening with collaborator Steven Mullan, is presented to the listener through the tension created between thought provoking – and at times dark – lyrics and a backdrop of an upbeat electro/pop track.
Featuring rich synths and a brooding atmosphere overlain by introspective lyricism and striking vocal prowess, Vale's tracks aren't like anything heard on Irish radio at the moment.
As stand-alone single releases or as ambient soundscapes, this electronic project is Hally’s most striking music to date, showcasing honed writing skills with production that pushes the boundaries without apology.
“'The Sun Is My Filter’s meaning and context are something quite personal and close,' Vale says of his latest single offering.
"Something I’d rather not “share”, as I don’t want to refine or define someone else’s experience of the track by making the assumption for them. What I will say is that it was a joy to make and put together. No two takes were the same and everything from the drums to top line parts were totally improvised. And only after the fact, could we make sense of this piece of music. If I had to say anything about it, I would say it is a song about friendship, and a song about love.”
Listen to 'The Sun Is My Filter' below: