For Those I Love shares instrumental version of acclaimed debut album

April 30, 2021

For Those I Love, the brainchild of Dublin producer and songwriter David Balfe, released his debut album to significant public and critical acclaim last month. Today the artist shares an instrumental form of his debut album, For Those I Love (Instrumentals)Listen HERE.

For Those I Love sits at #1 release of 2021 on review aggregator Album Of The Year and is 3rd Best Album Of 2021 on Metacritic. The record was also celebrated as BBC 6 Music‘s Album Of The Day last week and recently Double J‘s Feature Album. For Those I Love is available now on LP, CD and DL via September Recordings. While the lyrical content has proven key to the record’s message, the music itself has also been singled out for repeated praise, skipping as it does between the off-kilter, ethereal and the euphoric. The Instrumentals release follows a poignant live film directed by award-winning Irish director Hugh Mulhern (Fontaines D.C., Inhaler).

The 17-minute piece contains both a narrative storyline as well as live performances from David and was shot at the home of Shelbourne F.C.Tolka Park. Referenced throughout the album – and enshrined on its cover art – the club has played an integral role in the For Those I Love story.

The film speaks great truths of friendships, hurt and grief, the power of empathy and community in times of loss, and sees David perform three of the most personal pieces from the record – its motif and beating heart in ‘I Have A Love‘, the searching ‘The Myth / I Don’t‘ and the album’s penultimate track ‘You Live / No One Like You‘ that plays and ruminates on what they held so dear and – with David now stood overlooking the Tolka pitch.

For Those I Love (Instrumentals) is out now, buy/stream it here.

I Have A Love
You Stayed / To Live
To Have You
Top Scheme
The Myth
The Shape Of You
Birthday / The Pain
You Live / No One Like You
Leave Me Not Love


Feature Album
Double J

Album Of The Week
FBi Radio

“Hauntingly beautiful and mesmerisingly honest, For Those I Love
has delivered a debut album that is unlike anything you’ve ever heard”

Rolling Stone Australia

“An exorcism of grief on the dancefloor”
The Guardian (Album Of The Week

“An immaculate debut”

#2 Official Irish Albums Chart

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