Pothole In The Sky – Lisa O’Neill


Pothole In The Sky is Lisa O’Neill’s third album, following 2013’s Choice-nominated Same Cloth Or Not and her debut release Has An Album.

The album was produced and recorded in Black Box studios, France by David Odlum.

On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky”…..a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stems from a bump in the road – or a pothole in the sky.

Throughout the course of this album O’Neill’s voice goes to all sorts of places, and the music – provided by Mossy Nolan, Emma Smith, Joseph Doyle and Seamus Fogarty – follows her like a dark swirling storm.

Talking about the video, Jason Kearney says –

“Lisa approached me to make a video for Pothole In the Sky after our collaboration on the album cover was such an enriching experience for both of us. When I heard a rough edit of Pothole In the Sky I was haunted. Such soulful and poetic lyrics, the songs beauty resonated deeply with me from the first listen. The sincerity in her voice hits me every time. I had the task to represent the theme of mortality, as reflected in the lyrics in a dualistic manner. Certainty and acceptance of death is something I think about quite regularly. It was such a challenge at first I had no idea how to achieve this visually, but the clips I found after scanning through hundreds of hours of archival footage all connected together to create a narrative that I hope does the song justice”

“My viewing point is from the planet earth and my perspective is influenced by my environment and emotional experiences. My perceptions are as individual, debatable, ever-changing and as unimportant as anyone’s” admits O’Neill. “The more I know, the smaller I feel, the smaller I feel the more I wonder, the more I wonder, the more I ask and the more I learn the more I’m moved. I’m young and my life is tiny in the greater scale of things. If a star blinked, it would miss me, yet I can say ‘stars, you’ve been lovely to watch for so long’”.

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