Dark Sky Island Out Now to Critical Acclaim
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Critical acclaim for Dark Sky Island:
"...the environments generated by her records are still singular, a gentle, untroubled, indefinite ambience that is very soothing to inhabit. It's like being embraced by the air." (7.1/10)
"Maybe the appeal of Enya isn't precisely anything to do with her, or Ireland, or her castle, although all of those things provide a fitting container. Rather, the appeal is something like nostalgia - for a moment in your own life, perhaps, but even more likely, for a time that you might not even have experienced, that maybe no one has. It's a distant, romantic, fictive land."
"With her serene effortless voice and lulling orchestral arrangements... [Dark Sky Island] features the lush strings, harps, and choral arrangements you'd expect to find on any Enya work of proper form."
- New York Times
"Enya's heavenly comeback"
- Entertainment Weekly
"Maybe Enya can soothe a weary, overworked, smartphone-addicted, EDM-exhausted populace with her Latin chants and Gaelic grace... she's back, and as the woman herself would say, Hallelujah."
- The Atlantic
"The music is relaxing. It's depressing and, at times, joyful. It is meditative and it is self-reflective. It covers the full span of the emotional canon."
- The Talkhouse
"Enya, your favorite Irish mystic, is...back Friday with her first release in seven years - the gentle, soothing Dark Sky Island."
"Her voice is warm and soft, gentle like a spring breeze..."
"Enya returns with ethereal style she's made her own"
- Associated Press
"The Irish songstress has managed to carve a unique spot for herself in the industry... [through] her ambient, ethereal music."
- Huffington Post
"The haunting ["So I Could Find My Way"] bears all the hallmarks of the Irish singer's music: Enya's ethereal vocals, a cinematic bed of sound making up the track and poetic lyrics."
"The Celtic queen is back! ...Sounds like the Enya we know and love!"
- Perez Hilton
"Enya's timing is perfect. "Dark Sky Island" (Warner Bros.), her first album in seven years, arrives in a chaotic, increasingly violent time, following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Enya's lush, peaceful soundscapes provide a much-needed balm that soothes without boring... It's what Enya does best."
"The album sounds exactly like an Enya album, which is to say, it's definitely worth a listen. Enya's fucking great."
- Village Voice
"We [as human beings] share this unspeakable, tenuous force that connects us to each other's pain and joy. [This] important, intangible essence-that is what Enya channels into her music."
- Brooklyn Magazine
"Enya unfurls one lavish, exquisitely rendered sonic tapestry after another: the stately, poignant So I Could Find My Way; the surging lead single Echoes in Rain; the exotic waltz Sancta Maria; and the luminous finale, Diamonds in the Water."
- Fort Worth Star Telegram
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