River Lea Recordings
John Francis Flynn Releases “Mole In The Ground” – Details Sophomore Album Look Over The Wall, See The Sky
Unlike what we might expect, traditional music is not one-size-fits-all. Each song has its own story, history and characters which the singers must serve, rather than themselves. On his new album, Look Over The Wall, See The Sky, John Francis Flynn delicately unpicks these traditional songs and rearranges them with an emotional force that sometimes leaves them unanchored, floating in a surreal space between the past and the present, the analogue and the digital, between love and tragedy. Today, Francis Flynn has shared the steady first single, “Mole In The Ground”, alongside a new music video: To listen to Look Over The Wall, See The Sky, is to witness history through a modern lens in a trance-like state. As expected, Flynn’s contemporary influences are sufficiently esoteric, from ‘The Heart Pumps Kool Aid’ by —__—___ to ‘The invention of the Human’ by Dylan Henner (a concept album about an AI learning to sing). However, he was also inspired by his contemporaries in the traditional music scene in Ireland, many of whom contributed to the album, as well as those outside of it, such as noise-rockers Gilla Band and Rising Damp. John Francis Flynn’s sophomore album (following up his “…extraordinary debut…” (Guardian), I Would Not Live Always) arrives on Indie Green & Standard Black Vinyl, as well as CD.