TALOS Shares New Single, ‘KITES’

As he readies his third album for release, Irish artist Talos today releases a new single – the heady, hopeful “KITES”. 



Talos on “KITES”: “‘KITES’ is a flare of optimism, one that burrows its way into the future, looking outward. The idea of space – space to move on, to find something different – is embodied in the structure of the song: towards the end it morphs and melts into a flowering orchestral space, meant to paint the picture of something exploding into life or metamorphosing into change. I was lucky enough to be able to carve this idea out while recording in Eaux Claire with Brian Joseph and Sean Carey, who helped bring my ideas to life.”

The video for ‘KITES’ was directed by Ellius Grace. Ellius on ‘KITES’: “The song is about growth, acceptance and optimism. For the video, I wanted to tell a story about conflict in a relationship. I wanted to explore how conflict can help people learn and grow together if done with compassion and understanding. This was a story I wanted to tell more loosely, through dance and movement rather than straight up narrative. I think these themes are so personal that the best way to approach them was through a more abstract language.

The two main characters are scarred from past relationships (his milky eye, the healed scar on her face), they are flawed but meet as equals, open to each other. A conflict arises and they fall out of sync with one another, now needing to communicate and work to try and find their rhythm.  I wanted the story to be told through movement, and the character to be told through the visuals. Who they are is almost not important, but there are clues in the video as to their character and their circumstance.”

“KITES” follows a trilogy of well-received singles over the past few months – “dance against the calm”, “All Ours” and “Farewell/Kamikaze”. It’s the last single before the release of his much-anticipated third album, Dear Chaos

The 11-track album will be released on October 7 via BMG, on digital, limited vinyl, and CD. The album is available for pre-order HERE

Dear Chaos Tracklisting MeridiansFirespeakAll Oursdance against the calmKITESSpinning AwayEveningFarewell KamikazeVeniceHead-UpCrows
Talos’ recently announced headline shows in London, Cork and Dublin in October of this year sold out in less than a week – further news on live dates to follow.Talos Live Dates:Oct 13: St Pancras Old Church, London – sold outOct 14: Live at St Luke’s, Cork – sold outOct 15: Pepper Canister, Dublin – sold out
Dear Chaos is the third album from the Cork, Ireland-based artist Eoin French

French released his debut album, Wild Alee, in 2017. Dubbed “a spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience” by The Irish Times, it received a nomination for the Choice Music Prize in his native Ireland, and led to extensive touring in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

His second album, Far Out Dust, followed in 2019, broadening his fanbase (including a nod from a member of BTS) and leading to support tours with Aurora and Dermot Kennedy, alongside slots at the Bon Iver-helmed 37d03d/People festival in NYC, and a debut US TV appearance. His music has been featured in a number of high-profile US TV shows, including Siren, Prodigal Son and How To Get Away With Murder

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