Lisa Hannigan has announced details of highly-anticipated new album, ‘At Swim’, which will be released on 19th August via Play It Again Sam recordings.
Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, her third record follows the double-platinum, Mercury-nominated debut ‘Sea Sew’, and 2011’s ‘Passenger’.
An intimate 16-date Irish tour commences this month, with an extensive worldwide run of shows and the album’s first single to follow shortly.
Airing today, new track ‘Prayer for the Dying’ was inspired by the passing of a friend’s parent after an extended illness.
“They’d had a very long and happy marriage and the loss was devastating,” Lisa recalls. “I wanted to try and express that grief but also pay tribute to their marriage.”
You can get your hands on the new album at the end of August, and listen to ‘Prayer For The Dying’ in the player above.