“I wrote the lyrics for Wearing Red That Eve one day when I was sort of spacing out the window thinking about old memories and instances where I have been wearing the colour red.. It’s sort of a dream like song that drifts between truthful and imagined scenarios..” Brigid Mae Power
“The strong visual imagery in Wearing Red That Eve almost wrote its own video. The song showcases both Brigid’s voice and songwriting style, taking a series of personal experiences (hence the multiple Brigids’) and rendering them into something universal and transcendent.” Rob Curry, video director
‘Wearing Red That Eve’ is taken from Brigid Mae Power‘s new album ‘Head Above The Water’ out 5th June via Fire Records.
The new album was recorded in analogue studio The Green Door in Glasgow with Alasdair Roberts co-producing alongside Brigid and Peter Broderick. It’s a continuing tale of everyday survival; more diverse, different, a bigger canvas, with broader brushstrokes…
New country and traditional folk rub shoulders, making for a juxtaposition of threads, with added instrumentation from five musicians (Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick, Brían Mac Gloinn, Stevie Jones, Hamilton Belk) lured into the studio to provide larger dynamics and a space for Brigid’s distinctive vocal style to spread itself across.
“Haunting and haunted” (The Line Of Best Fit), ‘Head Above The Water’continues in that vein becoming more ethereal, more personal and even more alluring.
Rescheduled UK live dates
26 Jul: Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire, UK
02 Sep: Glad Café, Glasgow, UK
04 Sep: St. Michael’s, Manchester, UK
05 Sep: Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
09 Sep: The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK
15 Sep: The Lexington, London, UK
Rough Trade – Album of the month
“Another leap forward” ★★★★★ Hi Fi Choice
‘I absolutely love it” Guy Garvey BBC 6Music (‘Wearing Red That Eve’)
“Stunning..a triumph of sensitivity” ★★★★½ Uncut
“A remarkable Irish singer emerges from filigree and shadow” ★★★★ Mojo
“Third album thrives on new horizons” ★★★★ Record Collector
“Gorgeous and subtle compositions swirl with an honest existential optimism and music form that feels extremely fresh” Aquarium Drunkard
“Supremely serene folk-pop from one of the country’s most distinctive artists”The Thin Air
Photo Credit: Steve Gullick
Head Above The Water’ is released on indie-store exclusive white LP / Rough Trade exclusive ‘blue drop clear’ vinyl / black LP and CD