Irish artist Eoin French, who goes by stage title Talos, creates a sonic palette with which to say goodbye on the stirring elegy “Far Out Dust” together with its accompanying visible, premiering in the present day (March 11) on Billboard.
Already a confirmed grasp of invocative digital music from his 2017 debut Wild Alee, Talos reaches for loftier heights on the gripping soundscape of “Dust,” which captures the rawness and fragility of instantly coming to phrases with one’s mortality. Through the track’s ebbs and flows, Talos walks the fragile stability of conciliation and loss on a transformative journey to an in the end cathartic but peaceable decision.
"This was the primary track I wrote for the album,” Talos tells Billboard. “It outlined a set of sonic guidelines for the document, so to talk. In the studio, myself and [co-producer] Ros Dowling labored to make this track really feel like a steady construct. I wished it to die simply on the level that it felt prefer it ought to peak. This mirrored the sentiment of the general track in that it was supposed to seize a final goodbye.”
Tying within the challenge’s cross-continental influences, Talos makes particular point out of the collaborative effort behind “Far Out Dust”, saying, “Valgeir Sigurðsson [Sigur Rós, Feist] and Francesco Fabri of Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik added some superb textures and moments, bringing it past what I had imagined it may very well be."
Though Talos laid the groundwork with the track’s expressive imagery, his emotionally resonant vocals are additional punctuated by the video’s stark imagery.
"This video is a final goodbye performed out via a dream sequence of surreal visuals with hidden meanings,” director Brendan Canty explains. “‘Far Out Dust’ is my favorite track on the document so it was an absolute pleasure to make the visuals for it and to work with [lead actress] Ann Skelly once more -- she has such a robust and putting presence on digital camera."
“Far Out Dust” is the title observe from Talos’ sophomore effort, out there now. U.S. tour dates for April and May are listed after the leap.
Watch the video for “Far Out Dust,” solely on Billboard, beneath.
Tour Dates April 30 -- Boston, MA @ Great Scott May 01 -- Washington, DC @ Union Stage May 02 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Baby's All Right May 04 -- Toronto, ON @ The Drake May 06 -- San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop* May 08 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge *Co-headline with Bayonne