LOVE is the final single to be taken from the award-winning, audio-visual collaboration between Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail, a fitting final chapter to the Borders project. We are all humans sharing the same planet and the message from this album has never been more important. Currently, new borders are being erected and enforced the world over however as with nature, a theme which runs deep throughout the Borders album, the virus knows no borders, race or creed. Love, community, and compassion are more important than ever and this song offers a glimmer of hope to a better and brighter future.
Accompanied by stunning drone footage and breathtaking landscapes, the track is also included in a new, extended digital release of the Borders album which is due out on Friday 17 April.
Shot around the sublime landscapes of Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland, a young runner seamlessly crosses over borders between the UK and the EU, representing, youth, hope, and the future. The video finishes with a dreamy aerial shot of the Island of Cruit in Donegal, depicting a simpler life without these restrictions in place.
Listen to ‘Love’ – BELOW:
A symphony of electronic and analogue components combine to enhance the live Borders show beyond its natural boundary. With drone footage of the Irish border and countryside, string players, classical composition and vocal appearances from Moya Brennan and Stephen James Smith, the assault of the senses from Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail rivals that of any in Ireland, and it has taken them from deepest Mexico to the Berlin Wall. The Borders album won the Best Album category in the 2019 Northern Irish Music Prize
‘We were writing the record during the early stages of the Brexit talks and for us, it felt like a massive piece of history unfolding right in front of us. The idea was we were sound-tracking all these emotions that were being forced on us daily and trying to make sense of it through music. Over the last month or so, Brexit has become a meaningless drop in the ocean. Now, more than ever we need to realise that the world is only as strong as its weakest members. We’re in this together.’
Ulster Hall, Belfast w/ The Ulster Orchestra
6 May show postponed, awaiting rescheduled date for Autumn 2020.
18 June – Kino, Cork
19 June – Button Factory, Dublin
20 June – Roisin Dubh, Galway