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Sacred Animals taps into quiet stillness on new single, ‘Mono’

Hailing from Wexford, Ireland, Sacred Animals is Darragh Nolan. There’s a certain anonymity about the artist that is striking, comforting, and fleeting in the sense that he’s got a sound that is taking him straight to the top. It’s a sound that calls on one part Radiohead, another part RÜFÜS DU SOL, absorbing all their vulnerability and channeling it into a renewable energy all his own.

Since his debut release in the four-track Welcome Home EP, Sacred Animals’ music has been about residing in the gaps between the frantic moments of life. Between the schedules, the appointments, and coming-and-going on auto-pilot. The moments of quiet contemplation, stillness, and calm. It’s the space where the soul emerges from the body and shows its face to you. This is where life truly happens, but more and more ceases to exist.

Nolan’s newest track, “Mono,” out now on Enroute Records, exemplifies this musical testament. The single is a visceral speeding journey through that split second where one captures that transient understanding of what it means to be a spirit having a human existence, just before it’s lost again. Powerfully vulnerable, spiritually attuned, and deeply profound, Sacred Animals’ music is so easy to connect to because it’s honest, relatable, and, not to mention, technically saavy. His lush landscapes, atmospheric progressions, somber keys, and powerful vocals allow “Mono” to soar.