Talking of the brand new single, vocalist/guitarist Julie Dawson says: “”Nightmares” is about eager for one thing or somebody, though you shouldn’t, for no matter cause. It’s about not eager to fall for somebody as a result of you already know it’d by no means work. Mainly, simply wishing you despised them as an alternative of adoring them.”
The official video was directed by Zack Arlo with co-direction by Oliver Day. Of their phrases, “The Irish phrase for Nightmares is tromluí, that means trom (heavy; burden; oppression) + luí (mendacity down; state of relaxation). We took this as inspiration for the idea of the “Nightmares” video, given how a lot the Irish language has impressed the band. As Julie escapes the mundanity of her bed room, her destiny is sealed with the chunk of a forbidden plum.”
Introduced lately, Madra (that means “canine” in Irish) is an 11-song, guitar-stacked visceral outing, as Dawson embarks on a journey of self-exploration, self-sabotage, and reflection. Soaked in dysfunction, Madra searches for solace in ache, tackling themes of bullying, self-medication/melancholy, destruction, co-dependency and resistance. The album paintings, photographed by Irish inventive, Joshua Gordon, reveals a damaged doll that serves as a metaphor for the album’s themes of fragility and vulnerability.