AWARD winning Clare songwriter Susan O’Neill has announced a new EP ‘Now You See It’ to be released September 14, and has this week released the title track as the first single from the six-track offering.
Currently on tour in the US, Susan returns to these showers in September and a heavy touring schedule will include concerts at glór in Ennis, on October 8, the Milk Market in Limerick on October 1 and Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 14.
Recorded between Los Angeles, Maine, Clare, and Wexford, during the spring of this year, the EP sees Susan working again with Tony Buchen – producer of ‘In The Game’, the 2021 collaboration record with Mick Flannery, Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive), and her fellow bandmates, brothers Cillian Byrne and Lorcan Byrne.
‘Now You See It’, was written whilst on the road with Mick Flannery in the US last year. Her partnership with Flannery has yielded ‘In The Game’ which earned a nomination for the Choice Music Prize and the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards’ Album of the Year in 2021.
She has also joined forces again with West Cork director Christopher Luke, who has made a video to accompany the song.
On both song and video Susan said: “Even if we lived to be 150 years old it would still just be a micro blip in the ripple of space. This song is looking from an in-between state of consciousness, neither dead nor alive anymore but someone that has lived, a mind looking at the world for what it is (and was) while on earth in the 21st century.
“It is fleeting and in constant decay which is part of the beauty. We endeavored to show a bit of that transitory nature in this video put together by Chris Luke. Hope you enjoy it.”