Video of the Moment #2862: Talos

By on Monday, 2nd July 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Eoin French, aka the Cork-based singer/songwriter better known under the stage name Talos, came out of SXSW 2018 as one of the big success stories among the Irish artists who performed there. Revisit some of my coverage of him and his band in Austin through this post. It wasn’t enough for French to release his debut album ‘Wild Alee’ once. A deluxe reissue is now available, and with new material!

Naturally from the name, you know that ‘Odyssey Pt. II’ follows on from the original ‘Odyssey’ single. Director Máni Sigfússon has explained his vision for the video this way: “This quote from The Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky came to mind while I was working on the video, and it became kind of an outline: ‘Weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant. But when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.” Check out the video below. The deluxe version of ‘Wild Alee’ is now available from BMG. Catch up on all of our coverage on Talos through this link.

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