Sinead O’Brien has released new single ‘Girlkind.’ Watch the new video below.
Irish artist Sinead O’Brien has released her brand new single ‘Girlkind’, out now via Chess Club Records. The metronomic track ‘Girlkind’ was produced by Dan Carey and is accompanied by a mesmerising video directed by Saskia Dixie.
“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
Going back and forth.
Keep forging a way through.”
Originally from Limerick, O’Brien’s work captures the everyday and the inbetween in a way that transcends any genre label. Writing from her own observations, O’Brien’s influences can be found in 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.
Upcoming 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