‘Apocryphal’ is the second single taken from windings’ upcoming album, Focus on the Past 5, due for release on November 12. It’s another slice of dystopian edginess from the Limerick outfit, bringing their inimitable musical imaginations to the table once again.
The Choice-nominated band recently returned to the live circuit with shows at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival and Galway’s Fall Right Into Place festival. Getting its release on long-standing Irish indie label, Out on a Limb Records, Focus of the Past 5 (recorded by Girlband’s Daniel Fox) sees windings delve a little deeper into the ingenuity that has made them one of Ireland’s most captivating and innovative bands over the last decade.
Of ‘Apocryphal’, Steve Ryan from windings says: “This song is about the seemingly universal human desire for “happiness” and how that desire might be become all-encompassing and potentially damaging if we don’t take some time to acknowledge that there are in fact other humans around us, living, breathing, and also trying to be happy. There are other emotions too though, so, y’know, maybe give them a try . . . ”
windings’ first release from Focus on the Past 5, ‘The Ground’ got its debut play on Dan Hegarty’s The Alternative show on 2FM before being picked up across the country. ‘Apocryphal’ follows in the same vein – uncompromising, rewarding and somewhat unique on the Irish music landscape.
‘Apocryphal’ is out Friday October 22nd.