For Those I Love
ESNS: 2022
On his gripping debut album ‘For Those I Love’, David Balfe offers a highly personalised portrait of love, loss, confusion, nostalgia and pain. The Dublin songwriter/producer walks you through the early stages of mourning, in an album that is an ode to friendship and, more specifically, to best friend and bandmate Paul Curran who died in early 2018. Balfe’s spoken word vocal style is delivered over arrangements that blur the lines between leftfield, skittering electronica and alternative rap, set against poetic, honest lyricism informed by a restless childhood and young adulthood.
Playing at | Eurosonic