Sinead O’Brien has released her new track ‘Like Culture’.
It’s a last-minute cut from her debut album ‘Time Bend and Break The Bower’, out this Friday, 10th June via Chess Club Records.
“Like Culture is part memory, part experience but it’s never nostalgic,” she explains. “I worked from memory, splicing and intercutting it with scenes or mantras from my present. I look ahead and behind, banging the two together.
“Part of this stems from a poem I wrote in Paris in 2012 called ‘Limerick, slightly with you’. It’s a coming-of-age story where there’s this rising tension, a disquiet beginning to bubble; the wars of youth. And once that started – it never stopped. You realise you’re never done looking, growing.
“The dance floor as a space and an image imprinted on me; the significance it holds for the individual, the group and culture. I wanted to create a really gritty piece where the dance floor and nightlife come as the saving response to that panicky call of youth. You feel the urge to live emotionally, the need to seek connection, contact. There’s desperate love, there’s wanting, kissing in the booth, on the floor.
“Growing together, like culture”; Under compression and circumstance, things merge, grow and cultivate.
“But it’s also about who you become in that setting, how that unfolds.”
Check it out below.