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Enya to release 'Dark Sky Island', her first studio album in 7 years in November

Published 08/10/2015 | 13:16

Singer Enya is sitting pretty
Singer Enya is sitting pretty

Enya will release 'Dark Sky Island', her first studio album in seven years on November 20.

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The Donegal singer has enjoyed 75m sales and earned four Grammys, six World Music Awards, an Ivor Novello, an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in the course of a career spanning almost three decades.

She has released seven studio albums (plus the ‘Paint The Sky With Stars’ compilation) and 'Dark Sky Island' is her first since And Winter Came in 2008.

Enya, working with producer and sound engineer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, was inspired by Roma's work on a series of poetry books themed around islands, specifically the island of Sark's decision to be designated as a dark sky island.

The album's title track was the first song to be written for the collection.

The first single is Echoes in Rain.  Back in 1988, ‘Orinoco Flow’ was the final song that was recorded during sessions for the ‘Watermark’ album and it went on to become a global success. This time around, ‘Echoes in Rain’ was the final track to be completed for the album and has also been chosen as the lead single.

“This album has a theme of journeys,” says Enya. “Journeys to the island; through the length of a lifetime; through history, through emotions; and journeys across great oceans. So although it’s not a ‘themed’ album, as such, we nevertheless have an underlying connection between songs.”

‘Dark Sky Island’ is now available to pre-order on CD and digital download formats, with ‘Echoes in Rain’ provided as an instant gratification track for fans.

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