- 25 Jun 20
Her forthcoming album will be released through Ailbhe's own label, Friends of the Family.
The poignant track was written during Ailbhe's stint supporting Will Varley in 2018, as the singer began to adapt to the out-of-hours lifestyle demanded of a touring musician.
The disparity between the bustling nightlife of the cities she visited on tour and her lonely hotel rooms echo the feeling of isolation Ailbhe felt during this part of her life.
She finds herself veering in opposite directions of her loved ones, with the video highlighting the antisocial hours of her touring days, despite the excitement of it all.
“The lyrics are dealing with how it feels to make something work long distance while living on a very different schedule to my girlfriend back home,” says Ailbhe.
“But it also reaches back to other times in other relationships where I couldn't make things work because of the same issues, there was always something in the way, be it physical distance or timing.”
Backed with blissful indie-pop arrangements inspired by the likes of Sufjan Stevens or SOAK, it’s an eloquent new single that's sure to get stuck in your head.
The video was filmed in Dublin over two days, with Ailbhe navigating her way through a series of jobs with odd hours, trapped out-of-sync with the rest of the world.
“I wanted to represent that feeling of being on a different schedule to everyone else by showing what it would be like if I worked an office job. I spent a lot of my early twenties working in offices while playing late night gigs in Dublin so it was just having a bit of fun with that idea.”
The track will feature on her upcoming album - three years in the making - and will find Ailbhe exploring life as a young, emerging, queer artist from Dublin.
Ailbhe made an impact after releasing her debut EP 'Hollowed Out Sea' in 2016.
Watch the full, loneliness-tinged video below: