Sinead O’Brien has shared a new single, ‘GIRLKIND’.
The track is lifted from her as yet unannounced debut album, which is set to arrive next year.
Following up on April’s ‘Kid Stuff’, she explains: “I am out in the elements. At the mercy of others. Pulled in all directions. I wait endless. The phenomenon of the moving statues in Ireland during the 1980s becomes a motif. “When the virgin rocks the statues come to stop.” These verses are glimpses into experience. Girlkind and Humanhood.” Persevering eternity. Balancing, evaluating. Going back and forth. Keep forging a way through.”
You can check out the video for ‘GIRLKIND’ below. Speaking about the clip, director Saskia Dixie explains: “I wanted to create something that responded directly to the form and patterning of Sinead’s track. We have been fascinated with the shape of performative and neutral states of being for a long time and the film for Girlkind, I think, gets to the core of this idea. The passing of time is a reliable certainty that drives on regardless of what contrasting state you are currently embodying, so this became the base thread for the piece. Simple domestic activities swell into loops that feel absurd and almost choreographic in parts of the work. Whilst action and consequence are mapped out visually, time becomes fragmented, as the action takes place in the neutral arena, and the result, a mark or stain, comes through into the performative sphere.”