Irish musician Sinead O’Brien's poetic take on the post-punk sound comes to the fore on new song "Limbo." The track taps into the sense of inertia felt by so many when things are not moving in the direction they hoped. Be it romantic, professional, or something a little less easily defined, "Limbo" ratchets up the tension as O'Brien gets ever deeper into the psyche of it all.
Speaking to The FADER via email, O'Brien says of the song: “The underlying motivation or idea in 'Limbo' is the hook which follows itself to the end of the piece ‘Do days like this hurt the head / Or do days like this help.’ How do you make progress and turn the wheel to get out of a static place. There is a heavy presence in the piece-of obstacles which create a lot of tension and the lyrics charge directly through, desperate for some light.”
A stylish and uncanny video for "Limbo," directed by Saskia Dixie, can be seen above. Playing like a mini-movie, the video focuses on a group of friends as they flail through life.
Thumbnail image courtesy of Zac Mahrouche.