Today has seen the Dublin based producer and songwriter, For Those I Love (real name David Balfe) announce his debut, self-titled album, which is set to be released on March 26th via September Recordings. The artwork and tracklisting can be found below. Alongside the announcement of the album, For Those I Love has also shared his third single, Birthday / The Pain. Listen below.
Birthday / The Pain is as beautiful as it is haunting, it discusses the long term impacts of seeing harrowing things that no child should ever see, laid against a joyful, melodic backdrop which juxtaposes its personal lyrics.
Speaking about the track, David states:
I was six when I first encountered the fallout of a violent death. 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.
Its release has been paired with a visually stunning video from director Sam Davis, who created it by combining multiple images to create one solid piece.
For Those I Love tracklist
- I Have a Love
- You Stayed / To Live
- To Have You
- Top Scheme
- The Myth / I Don’t
- The Shape Of You
- Birthday / The Pain
- You Live / No One Like You
- Leave Me Not Love