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For Those I Love


Artist: For Those I Love
Label: September Recordings
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 26 March 2021

For Those I Love is the musical brainchild of David Balfe. He releases his self-titled album, For Those I Love, via September Recordings. The album tackles the struggles he and his friends faced growing up in north Dublin...

For Those I Love is a deeply personal album, but should resonate around the world. No matter who you are or where you're from the subject is universal. The album documents the harsh realities of a daily life up against it, and holds a mirror up to the clear disparity between a working class upbringing and the lack of opportunity that remains to this day. At its core, the LP pays tribute to Dave’s best friend and former bandmate, Paul Curran, who passed away in 2018. Following Paul’s tragic death, Dave locked himself away in his home studio for months, ultimately recording over 76 songs that would eventually be condensed down to form the basis of his debut album.

The result is a raw and uncompromising 9-track project addressing grief and catharsis.


Nick Smithson

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