“Girlkind” By Sinead O’Brien

Irish artist Sinead O’Brien releases her brand new single “Girlkind”, out now via Chess Club Records. Taken from her yet-to-be-announced debut album, the metronomic “Girlkind” was produced by Dan Carey and is accompanied by a video directed by Saskia Dixie.Originally from Limerick Sinead O’Brien’s writing is inspired by the realism of Mark E. Smith of The Fall and Patti Smith, and the works of literary icons such as Samuel Beckett, W.B Yeats, Flann O’Brien, Joan Didion and Albert Camus.

“I wanted to create something that responded directly to the form and patterning of Sinead’s track.” explains Saskia; “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.”

Reflecting on her new single, Sinead says:

“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.”

Sinead O’Brien
UK Live Dates

November 19th – De Nijverheid, Utrecht, Netherlands
December 5th – Trans Musicales, Rennes, France (Ubu)
January 7th-9th – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis 2022
January 18th – O2 Academy Brixton, London (IDLES support)
February 22nd – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
June 6th – Primavera In The City, Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain

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