11 Songs, 39 Minutes


The Irishwoman pushed through writer’s block to find these gently mystic folk tunes.

Mastered for iTunes


The Irishwoman pushed through writer’s block to find these gently mystic folk tunes.

Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings

Her best album yet

I've been huge fan of Lisa's work since the beginning, and this, to me, is by far her best work. It's overall tone is more solemn than that of her previous albums, but that's the beauty of it–she finds such highs while exploring such lows. Her unique and incredibly authentic vocals blend perfectly with the instrumentation, weaving together a beautiful tapestry of sound, effortlessly flowing from the album's first track through to its last.


Beautiful as always

I was able to preview the entire album through NPR's first look and while it's a bit of a different sound for her, it's incredibly gorgeous throughout.


Thank you, Ms. Hannigan

Dreamy and lush with her beautiful voice floating on top of the music. Welcome back, Lisa!

About Lisa Hannigan

Before beginning her solo career, Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan made a name for herself as the vocal partner of fellow countryman Damien Rice. In addition to lending her sultry vocals to the albums O and 9, she also toured with Rice, bolstering his music with her multi-instrumental talents on the guitar, keyboards, and drums. Hannigan sometimes performed her own songs, traditional tunes, or the occasional cover at the shows, as well.

On March 26, 2007, Rice informed Hannigan that his professional relationship with her was over, citing his opinion that the partnership "has run its creative course." Undaunted, Hannigan began preparing her own folk songs for the studio, releasing demos on her MySpace page as they trickled out. In 2008, she hit the road as the opener for Jason Mraz's U.S. and Canadian tour, and her debut solo effort, Sea Sew, was released in Ireland later that year, with an American release following in early 2009. The album went double platinum in Hannigan's homeland, where her whimsical folk-pop and hushed, soft-spoken vocal delivery appealed to critics and consumers alike. She explored similar territory on her Joe Henry-produced, 2011 sophomore release, Passenger, which again drew accolades both at home and abroad. After touring for two years in support of the album, Hannigan experienced a lengthy bout of writer's block. She returned in 2016 with a new album, At Swim, which was produced by the National's Aaron Dessner. ~ James Christopher Monger

February 12, 1981




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