Enya has announced her first album release in seven years.
The ethereal Irish singer-songwriter’s new set Dark Sky Island will drop Nov. 20, her record company Warner Bros has announced.
The new recording is the culmination of roughly three years’ work between Enya and her producer and sound engineer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, her so-called “creative triumvirate.”
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Dark Sky Island was inspired by Ryan's work on a series of poetry books themed around islands and specifically the island of Sark’s recognition in 2011 as the first “dark sky island” on the planet (its exceptionally dark night sky apparently allows for remarkable stargazing).
“This album has a theme of journeys,” comments Enya in a statement. “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.”