Talos | "The Light Upon Us"

by BJ Panda Bear

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“A lot of this new record was written in transit… Being away from the safety of my home and my studio allowed me to really take the shackles off and create in a different way. It was a terrifying feeling sometimes, but it was also really rewarding.” says Eoin French, the Irish artist better known as Talos.

With his sophomore album Far Out Dust, out February 8 on BMG, the musician expands on the isolating portrait created in his debut Wild Alee. This time around French as chosen to explore a more robust sound that shines of more confidence and might. The first track “The Light Upon Us” is a crucial signifier of the artists’s evolution, merging his signature electronics with tranquil minimalism . A majority of this confidence can be attributed to his travels during the recording process which saw him traverse sessions in New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Cork, and Reykjavik. This movement paired with the critical and commercial success of his debut gave him the assertiveness to bloom.

Listen to “The Light Upon Us“ Below with the full track listing of Far Out Dust and see his upcoming tour dates.

Far Out Dust Track List:

1. Boy Was I Wrong

2. The Light Upon Us

3. The Light Interlude

4. To Each His Own

5. See Me

6. The Flood

7. 2AM

8. On And On

9. Let Go

10. Dawn, The Front

11. In The Fold

12. Far Out Dust

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Talos tour dates with Aurora:

2/13- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

2/14- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

2/15- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

2/17- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

2/20- Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

2/22- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

2/23- Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

2/25- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

2/27- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

3/01- Chicago, IL @ Metro

3/02- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

3/03- Montreal, QB @ Corona Theatre

3/05- Boston, MA @ Royale

3/07- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

3/09- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

3/10- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

Photographed by Niall O'Brien