Track Of The Day: Hilary Woods – ‘Prodigal Dog’

A mesmeric, gentle exploration of emotional claustrophobia, Hilary Woods‘ new single ‘Prodigal Dog’ is a disarming fusion of orchestral strings, understated synths and hushed vocals. It’s the second track she’s shared from her upcoming debut album Colt, which is set for release via Sacred Bones Records on 8th June.

Based in Dublin, the multi-talented artist has also shared a monochrome video to accompany ‘Prodigal Dog’. “I set out to make a video that was slightly claustrophobic,” Woods explains about the visuals. “Cyclical, predominantly black in colour, one that traced the internal feeling from where the song was written.” It’s this tender, yet uncomfortable context that makes the footage such a captivating watch.

Woods has described the songs on her debut album Colt as “a way to process and make sense of the everyday. A means to speak with inner voices, explore aloneness, and understand the complexities of desire.” With this in mind, we can’t wait to listen to the record and to hear her exquisite pain live at St. Pancras Church on 11th June.

Watch the video for ‘Prodigal Dog’ below and follow Hilary Woods on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of Colt from Sacred Bones here.

Hilary Woods UK 2018 Live Dates 
11th June – St Pancras Church, London UK
20th June – Meltdown Festival, London UK w/ Moon Duo
14th Sept – The Sugar Club, Dublin IRL

Photo credit: Joshua Wright

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Hilary Woods – ‘Inhaler’

A pensive, delicate track about her struggles with homesickness, Dublin-based musician & performance artist Hilary Woods has shared her new single ‘Inhaler’. The track is taken from her upcoming debut solo album Colt, which is set for release via Sacred Bones Records on 8th June.

“‘Inhaler’ is a response to a relenting absence that was constantly present,” Woods explains about her new single. “It’s a song about homesickness, longing; an attempt to find new ways of being in the wake of separation.” She explores these emotions through electronic and classical sounds, with her tentative, mysterious vocals floating calmly above these elements.

Woods directed the accompanying music video for ‘Inhaler’ herself, working alongside cinematographer and long-time collaborator Joshua Wright and dancer/choreographer Justine Cooper. With her multi-talented approach to creating art and extensive musical experience (including playing as a member of JJ72), Hilary Woods should definitely be on your musical radar.

Watch the video for ‘Inhaler’ below and follow Hilary on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of Colt here.

Kate Crudgington