After four years of producing, writing and collaborating with established artists in Berlin, Leixlip-born singer-songwriter Enda Gallery created his solo project ‘delush’ to share his own truest experiences and realisations. He has just released new single Slow Your Attention and therefore spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as plans for 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, what inspired you to title it Slow Your Attention?
I had discovered that I had this subconscious pattern where I responded more to conditional love and much less to unconditional love, which didn’t feel like “home”.
While trying to work through this pattern with self-work I wanted my partner to slow her attention so that this pattern would not be triggered. It was an early attempt to work through patterns in a conscious way within a budding relationship.
TF: What reception has it had thus far?
It’s been really beautiful, I received many, many messages from people who it really touched. It feels like it’s many people’s favourite.
One of my best friends made the animation, drawing every frame by hand and that turned out so beautifully. So it really feels like a family release and so I’m really happy that it has had the resonance it’s having despite all that’s going on at the moment.
From a label perspective it’s been beautiful too. We’ve had a lot of support from Spotify and Apple Music on this one. This marks a nice development in what we have built from zero over the past two years.
But funny enough, we have not been allowed to promote the video on Youtube or other social media platforms, because there is a cartoon butt in the video, which they have labelled too “shocking” to promote!
With all that’s happening in the world, it doesn’t cease to amaze me sometimes. Despite this, it’s gotten out there thanks to people’s enthusiasm for it and their desire to share it.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
I really respect Sufjan Stevens. I feel he is truly such a beautiful, honest and poetic artist. There is such purity in him.
I really appreciate Frank Ocean’s music. It’s gorgeous and speaks from very interesting places and states.
There’s a lot of Irish artists I take inspiration from in their honesty and bravery and their poetic nature. There’s so many it’s hard to even single out one. I really love the artists I’ve signed to Welcome to the New World: Strange Boy, Tolu Makay and Willzee and I love the Px labs in Limerick and I really appreciate Junior Brother and I adore Lisa O’Neill, I think she’s amazing.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to more music releases, virtual gigs?
My debut album Journey to Zero is coming out this Friday 24th April. I was going to have two album release concerts, one in Dublin and one in Berlin and a tour in the fall, but of course they are on hold now.
For sure I’ll have more songs coming and once I get back to Berlin I’ll for sure start doing some online concerts.
For now I’m isolating in Kilfenora in my grandfather’s old house. I’m making music remotely with the other artists on my label like Strange Boy, Tolu Makay and Wilzee and some other special collaborations.
I’m just getting started for sure 🙂