Aoife Nessa Frances has shared the final preview of her sophomore album Protector ahead of its release this Friday via Partisan Records. ‘Chariot’ follows previous cuts ‘This Still Life’, ‘Way to Say Goodbye’, and ‘Emptiness Follows’. Give it a listen below.
“I wrote ‘Chariot’ soon after packing up my things in the city and moving to the west. It’s very much about this time, the process of moving away and making a new life,” Frances explained in a statement. “I wanted to communicate the beauty of transience and how my acceptance of all kinds of endings brought me closer to the people who I love.It’s about surrendering to the cycles of death and new life and owning the sense of freedom that follows. More than anything it’s about universal love and the fragility of human life. “Chariot” is the song that feels most central to the message of Protector – which is about self-preservation, finding strength within and growing closer to the part of myself that guides me towards a better path. It’s about being uprooted from what is familiar and experiencing a deepening connection with my family and friends.”