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For Those I Love announce debut album details

Dublin-based artist David Balfe has also shared new song “Birthday/The Pain.”

February 11, 2021
For Those I Love announce debut album details Faolán Carey

For Those I Love, the solo project of Dublin-based artist and producer David Balfe, will release its debut album next month. For Those I Love is due on March 26 via September Recordings and is preceded by new song "Birthday/The Pain." That song is streaming below.

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Balfe first emerged in 202 with "I Have A Love" and followed it up with the searing "Top Scheme." For Those I Love was written in response to the death of a friend of Balfe, former bandmate, Paul Curran, who passed away in 2018. Balfe holed up in his home studio following the death and began work on a project that would not only pay tribute to Curran but also touch on past trauma as well as the socio-political situation in the working class area he grew up in.

"BirthdayThe Pain" is described by Balfe as being about "the fallout of a violent death," he witnessed as a child. "It's such a haunting burden at that age, and still is. 'Birthday / The Pain' recalls that moment, the desperation of trying to make sense of it as a child, and what it'd mean for me growing up against that backdrop."

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The video was created using photogrammetry, the process of taking thousands of photos and stitching them together using AI to produce giant 3D models. Check it out below.

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For Those I Love announce debut album details