For Those I Love

For Those I Love

£19.99
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26th March 2021 / LP or CD / September Recordings
     
"Reminiscent of The Streets’ night bus poetry" -
 

For Those I Love

For Those I Love

£19.99
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Debut LP from Irish producer and poet David Balfe as 'For Those I Love'.

Released: 26th March 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 26th March 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Tell you what, this ones has the potential to be bloody massive you know...

The severity of grief often comes across most clearly in art. What is the purpose of art but to depict human emotions for others to understand and empathise with? On his gripping new album For Those I Love, David Balfe offers a highly personalised portrait of love, loss, confusion, nostalgia and pain – that is to say, the Dublin songwriter/producer walks you through the early stages of mourning.

Each savage emotion comes across as tangible and real.

+ Dinked Edition 97
+ Clear vinyl
+ 300 copies
+ Signed and numbered art print, individually drawn by David Balfe  

Balfe makes spoken word music over urbane electronica that takes its cues from alternative hip-hop and various forms of club music. His heavily accented delivery and penchant for familiar Dublin cadences means writing can only be set in one place, elevating the album among the great modern works set in the city. A project that started out as an ode to friendship was remodelled under a tragic cloud.

Balfe conceived of For Those I Love as a solo project when he was still a member of punk band Burnt Out. Its purpose was to capture the tight-knit friendships – that is, the beauty of the relationships that exist between groups of young men that often go unspoken. Particularly, he wanted to depict his connection with best friend and Burnt Out bandmate, the poet Paul Curran. Tragically, Curran died in early 2018. In his grief, Balfe has created an album infused with the love and bond that existed between the pair.

SIDE A
1. I Have a Love
2. You Stayed / To Live
3. To Have You
4. Top Scheme
5. The Myth / I Don't

SIDE B
1. The Shape of You
2. Birthday / The Pain
3. You Live / No One Like You
4. Leave Me Not Love

Format /LP or CD
Released /26th March 2021
Catalogue / SEP004
Barcode / 195497775330
Artist / For Those I Love
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