Aoife Nessa Frances Signs to Partisan, Unveils New Song ‘Emptiness Follows’

    Irish artist Aoife Nessa Frances has announced her signing to Partisan Records with a new single called ‘Emptiness Follows’, which comes alongside an accompanying video. The visual was directed by filmmaker Zoe Greenway and shot in the South of Ireland in Kinsale, Co Cork. Check it out below.

    “‘Emptiness Follows’ is about the intimacy and deep emotional connection of friendship,” Frances explained in a statement. “The song captures these moments — the water as the weight of the emotional connection we share, the small details we remember ‘the shape sits beneath your earlobe’. The movement and colour of the music, the harp constantly flowing throughout, are emphasising a profound importance in acknowledging an eternal kind of love. I wanted my voice to be close and up front and vulnerable like Serge Ginsberg’s ‘ Histoire de Melody Nelson’.”

    Greenway commented: “The video for ‘Emptiness Follows’ emulates an impressionistic vision of memories. The juxtaposition of light and dark imagery replicates a feeling of fragmented remembrances. The evocative visual textures explore the distorted yet halcyon nature of memory.”

    Frances released her debut LP, Land of No Junction, in 2020.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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