Folly Digital Album
Release Date: 05/04/2019
Folly is O’Sullivan’s second album under his own name and embodies a confident, evolution from his acclaimed debut VELD (2017, O Genesis), an album which distilled the multiverse into a rich and complex soundworld; textured and allusive, alive with sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and ornately arranged songcraft.
The release will coincide with a two-night residency for The New Arts & Music Programme at Sutton House, Hackney. Set in the Arts & Crafts era wing of this Tudor manor house, using its early 20th Century Steinway grand piano, Friday 5 April will see O’Sullivan performing songs from Folly with his ensemble, with special guests from the O Genesis family, Richard Youngs and The Silver Field, supporting. Saturday 6 April will include a solo performance from Thighpaulsandra, who recorded and mixed the album while Daniel performs songs with guest appearances by Peter Broderick and Thighpaulsandra among others.
Folly was written around the birth of his son Ari and the passing of his friend Ian Johnstone, and both events were significant in the album that followed. O’Sullivan explains, “Joy is inseparable from suffering and sometimes those polarities arrive at the same moment. Music offers a vessel to contain the unspeakable.”
This cycle of twelve songs deftly illustrates O'Sullivan's ascent as a unique and multidimensional songwriter. Moving from the familiar pantheon of experimental music and arriving upon a universal narrative probing the human condition from the inside out. Both lyrically and within the intricate lattice of arrangements, traditional forms are reshaped into transcendent pop symphonies. Both intimate and alien, archetypal and atypical, joyous and melancholic, the aperture of Folly is wide open and light streams in.
1. The Air St Evignne
2. Under The Knife
3. Time Elapsing Blue
5. Honour Wave
6. Air Tunes
7. The Diamond Vehicle
8. Penny Rag
12. The Coming Of Age Story
|The Air St Evignne||0:57||Bundle only|
|Under The Knife||2:52||Bundle only|
|Time Elapsing Blue||3:45||Bundle only|
|Honour Wave||3:58||Bundle only|
|Air Tunes||8:29||Bundle only|
|The Diamond Vehicle||3:36||Bundle only|
|Penny Rag||3:41||Bundle only|
|The Coming Of Age Story||3:48||Bundle only|