Aoife O’Donovan has announced a new album called All My Friends. It’s slated for release on March 22 via Yep Roc. The title track, which features the Westerlies, the Knights, and San Francisco Girls Chorus, is out now. Check it out below.
“The seeds of this song predate the entire project as a whole,” O’Donovan said of ‘All My Friends’ in a statement. “This song is about camaraderie, companionship, people united in common struggle against oppression. I imagine the women literally marching in Tennessee as the dawn lifted over the fields. I imagine the struggle of needing just one more state to ratify, and just how much weight that final vote held. I imagine the collective longing for the country of our birth to open her arms. The opening, featuring my voice in harmony with The Westerlies, sets the tone for the record. Slowly, the strings enter, enveloping the chorale in rich tones, and then when the band kicks in after that first verse, we hear the gorgeous aching sound of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.”
O’Donovan co-produced All My Friends, the follow-up to 2022’s Age of Apathy, with Eric Jacobsen and Darren Schneider. The LP was mixed by Schneider and mastered at Chicago Mastering by Bob Weston.
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