Following an extensive tour of her sophomore album Passenger, Lisa Hannigan went through a bout of writer's block. In the midst of this, a life boat appeared from Aaron Dessner of The National, who contacted Hannigan via email, asking if she would be interested in working together. She accepted the offer and so began the collaboration. Soon they were swapping recordings via email and working in studios in the US.
The result of this unexpected collaboration is At Swim, a sophisticated, delicately crafted collection of work, which marks a step in a new direction for Hannigan. Small details blossom into large musical moments and a newly adopted style of arranging, influenced by producer Dessner, gives Hannigan's lyrics more space to breathe and simmer alongside beautiful instrumentation.
Track Listing: A1 Fall A2 Prayer For The Dying A3 Snow A4 Lo A5 Undertow A6 Ora B1 We, The Drowned B2 Anahorish B3 Tender B4 Funeral Suit B5 Barton