Irish artist Ryan Vail released his debut album last year and his exquisite blend of electronica, classical and folk music has been met with critical acclaim. Here’s the visuals for his latest single “Shadows” which is released on September 29th via Quiet Arch.
“The song deals with my initial personal struggle to become a full-time artist. While I was before in a job that was comfortable, music haunted me at every turn. Iâ€™d kept my passion subdued as I was led to believe that its currently impossible to survive as a full-time musician nowadays. The lyrics refer to music as a person. â€œMy love cuts like a knifeâ€ refers to the fact that it hurt not to be able to follow my love for music. â€œYour heart, it holds my life â€œis the job I couldnâ€™t escape from. As the track progresses I talk of things like â€œAll my life Iâ€™ve weighed liesâ€, the doubts that I had about becoming a full- time musician and surviving. The track ends with me accepting I need to change my life as my â€œheart donâ€™t feel so good””