Irish singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances has an album upcoming from her new label home. Protector is due October 28 via Partisan. With the album announcement comes the release of single and music video "Way To Say Goodbye." The track, an achingly sad love song, is what Aoife calls "a song about endings and a new beginning." The video ups the dark tone of "Way To Say Goodbye." Director Ellius Grace says, "This video is an allegory, a physical journey which embodies the emotional ones that many of us have experienced in our lives. This story is about realizing when someone you love needs to find their own path, no matter how much you want to help them get there." Watch it below.
Protector is Aoife Nessa Frances's sophomore album, following 2020's Land of No Junction. She started writing Protector after moving to rural Ireland, away from city life in Dublin and recorded it with a full band, including strings and clarinet. She says, "Writing and recording this album was a spiritual experience. I experienced love for my family on a level I didn’t know existed, while slowly putting myself back together and watching the "protector" in me grow much bigger. Protector acknowledges the part of myself that steers me towards a brighter path."