For Those I Love has shared the third single from his upcoming eponymous album set for release next month. Continuing on from the palpable single ‘I Have A Love’ and ‘Top Scheme’, David Balfe has once again delivered a poignant, deeply personal snapshot into his life.
‘BIrthday/Pain’ is as exquisite as it is harrowing, examining the long term effects of seeing things that no child should ever see. The violent memories are set against joyful melodic distractions, uplifting strings and horns.
“I was six when I first encountered the fallout of a violent death. It’s such a haunting burden at that age, and still is. ‘Birthday / The Pain’ recalls that moment, the desperation of trying to make sense of it as a child, and what it’d mean for me growing up against that backdrop,” explains Balfe.
The self-titled debut album from For Those I Love is out March 26th on September Recordings.