- 18 Jul 22
Watch the video for 'Space Is Us' below.
Two months after the death of renowned Irish singer-songwriter Cathal Coughlan, Telefís – his collaborative project with producer Jacknife Lee – have released a new track, 'Space Is Us'. Featuring a guest appearance from Coughlan's Microdisney co-founder Sean O'Hagan, it's the first single to be released from Telefís' upcoming second album, a Dó, out on October 7 via Dimple Discs.
The new album – which follows a hAon, released in March 2022 – was completed at the end of Spring, before Coughlan's death on May 18.
"Cathal’s dying was always a part of these songs," Jacknife Lee reflects. "Not literally, but his reflections and explorations of where he came from were examined from this perspective. After his death we could have waited to release the album, and we accepted that we might have to, but now we just want to celebrate Cathal. I want people to know that he was active and working up to the last few days of his life. We were working on more Telefís – writing and planning.
"There are many layers to Cathal Coughlan," he continues. "The mischief, the tenderness, and the profound melancholy. It’s all here, and it’s some of his best work. Writing these songs during his illness knowing what lay ahead of him shows his commitment to words and ideas. It’s his life."
According to the album's official description, a Dó finds Telefís broadening their "sonic horizons", and "opens up the band's output to outside collaborators."
In addition to Sean O'Hagan, the album also features Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, A Certain Ratio, and Jah Wobble.
Watch the video for 'Space Is Us' below:
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