Dublin-based, multi-disciplinary artist Hilary Woods has signed to Sacred Bones Records and announced her debut solo album Colt, which is set for release June 8th. The first single & video from the record “Inhaler” is out today (listen and watch below).
Speaking about the first track, Woods said “A response to a relenting absence that was constantly present, Inhaler is a song about homesickness, longing; an attempt to find new ways of being in the wake of separation. I directed the video and worked with friends: cinematographer and long-time collaborator Joshua Wright, and dancer/ choreographer Justine Cooper.”
Listen & watch “Inhaler” below.
Written and recorded at home in Dublin, Colt was mixed by and co-produced with James Kelly (WIFE, Altar of Plagues) in Berlin in the winter of 2017. The dynamics of the production serve to temper layers of instruments, giving the compositions breathing room to match their pacing.
“Colt was created as a way to process and make sense of the everyday,” Woods imparts. “As a means to speak with inner voices, explore aloneness, and understand the complexities of desire. As a vehicle for imaginative flight, as a quest for resilience and connectivity to the outside world, as a medium through which to journey into the present, to temper the mind and inhabit the body.”
See Hilary Woods live:
11th June – St Pancras Church, London UK
Colt tracklist and artwork:
1. Inhaler (video)
2. Prodigal Dog
3. Take Him In
5. Jesus Said
7. Black Rainbow
Colt arrives on June 8th via Sacred Bones Records.