- 28 Sep 18
The Dundalk group were the first artists chosen for Festival Republic's Rebalance initiative.
Marking the third single between the collaboration of Æ Mak creator Aoife McCann and producer Lullahush (Daniel McIntyre), 'Too Sad To Sing' continues the good impression made by their previous release of 'Love Flush', and works well as a sequel to its theme of the song's spiraling emotions.
The video for the track was primarily conceived and directed via McCann's artistic vision, and can be seen with its striking colours and erratic cuts.
McCann, explaining the premise of the song, said: "I was too sad to sing one day and with a heart full of regret and uncertainty out it came. Daniel's soundscape makes me feel like the battle with that feeling has been won and I can grow; I feel sad and then elated every time I perform it. It's our favourite piece that we have created together so far."
'Too Said To Sing' further demonstrates how difficult it is to pigeon-hole Æ MAK's sound, best described as art-pop, they still draw from all ends of electronic, pop, dance and folk while harbouring an almost punk-like energy at the same time.
McCann will also be taking her hypnotic live show to Hard Working Class Heroes tonight (September 28th) at the Grand Social, more details on that can be found on the music showcase's website and tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Check out the video for Æ MAK's 'Too Sad to Sing' below: