Elena Duff.

Responding to the Lockdown blues

Her third song, ‘Endless Blue’ is the follow up to the gently affecting ‘Sailing in the Sea of Love’, but strikes a very different tone.

Elena Duff has tapped into the zeitgeist for her latest release ‘Endless Blue’.

Many will relate to the mood struck by the Bailieboro singer-songwriter as she reflects on these dreary days of masks, restrictions and cocooning.

Elena describes it as “ a spontaneous musical response to increased restrictions we’re all under”.

Her third song, ‘Endless Blue’ is the follow up to the gently affecting ‘Sailing in the Sea of Love’, but strikes a very different tone.

“This one is fairly slow and melancholic, so probably not to everyone’s taste,” Elena volunteers. “It recalls the sometimes bad days I’ve personally had and which so many of us have also experienced over the last few months during the seemingly endless, isolated lockdown days.”

Elena has deliberately pared back the instrumentation with the trudge of a guitar rhythm carrying the track, allowing more space for her strong vocals to come to the fore.

“While the song is downbeat,” Elena assures the Celt, “it does end on a positive note in the final verse, with the message that this too shall pass: ‘It’s just a patch of stormy weather’.”

The lockdown forced Elena to be creative with her DIY video. “Yet again this is a homemade video filmed within the 5km distance and featuring anything blue in colour that I could find at home and outside,” she said.

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