Final year, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and songwriter, Éna Brennan, released her debut single ‘In É’ beneath the moniker of Dowry. ‘In É’ was an ambitious piece of experimental folk, recorded in one particular take, and centred about strings focused instrumentation. It is been a busy year considering the fact that with Dowry filling slots at Other Voices, 12 Points Festival and Sounds From A Protected Harbour but she’s back with a extended-awaited comply with-up.
Nowadays, we’re premiering her new song ‘Numb’.
‘Numb’ is the initially Dowry release from a year of functioning with producer Stephan Tiernan (Participant) and marks an expansion in sound for the Dublin primarily based multi-instrumentalist. Moving towards a additional grandiose orchestral method, ‘Numb’ develops smoothly lending a swelling gravity and urgency to the new addition of Brennan’s vocals. It is a tender song that alternates in between the cinematic and the intimate.
The track was inspired by a jarring expertise Brennan had while swimming. “My feet started to search for the stones beneath. After I had identified my footing I abruptly realised I had lost all power in my legs, and with that the potential to rise out of the water. My shoulders remained at sea level till I identified myself sitting on the stoney beach, waves breaking against my back” she says. “My physique was exhausted and practically fully numb, however I felt elated. My shuddering physique was in a state of shock (verging on hypothermia) however my thoughts was fully tranquil and calm. This extremely strange mixture stuck with me for a even though this separation in between thoughts and physique.”
Dowry will be supporting the release of ‘Numb’ with her initially ever headline show in the Pepper Canister Church on October 17th, alongside Dulciana Vocal Ensemble and Rachael Lavelle.