For Those I Love – that’s Dublin producer and songwriter David Balfe, ‘FYI’ – has announced details of his much-anticipated debut album.
The self-titled release is set to arrive on 26th March via September Recordings, and comes alongside the record’s third single, ‘Birthday / The Pain’.
Following up from debut taster ‘I Have A Love’ and follow-up ‘Top Scheme’, David explains: “I was six when I first encountered the fallout of a violent death. It’s such a haunting burden at that age, and still is. “Birthday / The Pain” recalls that moment, the desperation of trying to make sense of it as a child, and what it’d mean for me growing up against that backdrop.”
The track comes alongside a new video, directed by Sam Davis, which features thousands of still photos stitched together. “This video is a journey through a landscape of memories – a train of thought,” he explains. “Created using a process called photogrammetry, thousands of photos were stitched together using AI to produce giant 3D models. These scenes, inspired by long chats with Dave and from the lyrics themselves, touch on the past, loss, freedom and addiction. Something we all face at some point.”
‘For Those I Love’, at its core, pays tribute to friend and former bandmate Paul Curran, who passed away in 2018. Following Curran’s death, Balfe locked himself in his home studio for months, recording 76 songs that would eventually be whittled down to form the basis of the album.
You can check out ‘Birthday / The Pain’ below.