After an 8 year hiatus, Damien Rice still has the musical genius to deliver a chilling collection of songs.  My Favourite Faded Fantasy capitalizes on Rice’s ability to write dreamy folk tunes and stunning orchestral builds.  “It Takes A Lot To Know A Man” embraces a long-winded orchestral outro that has the ability to put you in a meditative state.  Following those moments of introspection, the song, “The Greatest Bastard,” grounds us, and we forget that this is still recorded music.

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My Favourite Faded Fantasy was release on November 11th.  You can find it on iTunes and stream it on NPR.