Dark Sky Island

Dark Sky Island is the eighth studio album from Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 20 November 2015 by Warner Music internationally and by Reprise Records in the United States. Following the release of her 2008 album And Winter Came..., Enya took an extended break from writing and recording music until she started work on a new album in 2012 with her long time recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. The album was inspired by the island of Sark and its recent designation as a dark-sky preserve, and a collection of Roma's poems on islands.

Dark Sky Island received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success upon release. It peaked at number four in the United Kingdom – making it Enya's highest charting album in the country since Shepherd Moons in 1991 – and number eight on the Billboard 200 in the United States. Elsewhere, it reached the top-five in nine other countries. A vinyl edition was released on 18 December 2015, the first vinyl release from Enya since the 1992 reissue of her 1987 album, Enya. A Deluxe edition features three extra tracks. Enya promoted the album with a world tour that included several interviews and television performances of some of the album's songs, including a performance on 2016 ECHO Award. Dark Sky Island was nominated for Best New Age Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[6]

Dark Sky Island
Enya-DarkSkyIsland
Studio album by Enya
Released 20 November 2015
Recorded 2012–2015[1][2]
Studio Aigle Studios
(Killiney, County Dublin, Ireland)
Genre
Length 43:47
54:36 (Deluxe Edition)[4]
Label
Producer Nicky Ryan
Enya chronology
The Very Best of Enya
(2009)
Dark Sky Island
(2015)
Singles from Dark Sky Island
  1. "Echoes in Rain"
    Released: 9 October 2015[5]
  2. "Even in the Shadows"
    Released: December 2015

Production

Background

Sark-aerial
The island of Sark, which the album's title is named after.

Following the release of And Winter Came... (2008), Enya released The Very Best of Enya, her second greatest hits album of her career, in 2009. She then took an extended break from writing and recording new music,[7] and spent her time travelling and bought a new home on the southern coast of France.[8] A period of time away from music was necessary as Aigle Studio, her usual recording studio located in the home of her long time recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan, in Killiney, County Dublin, was renovated in 2011, which delayed plans to resume work on a new studio album.

In 2012, after work in the studio was complete, Enya made a start to develop new material for Dark Sky Island, the eighth of her career. Its title was inspired after the recent designation of Sark as the first island to be designated a dark-sky preserve, and a series of poetry books on islands from Roma.[9] "Dark Sky Island" was the first song to be written for the album.[1] Enya described the album as having a "theme of journeys" but is not a concept album like the winter-themed And Winter Came... was. She spoke of the album: "journeys to the island; through a length of a lifetime; throughout history; throughout emotions; and through journeys across great oceans".

Songs

"The Humming..." is a song "that muses on the cycle of the universe and how change affects everything".[10] According to Nicky Ryan, the track originated as a short melody that Enya began to hum. He added, "The title refers to the sound of the early universe which is at around forty-seven octaves below the lowest piano key". Nicky revealed that scientific work on compression and pitching the vibration to be audible to humans, "picked up by the Planck space telescope", turned the sound into a humming, giving the song a fitting title. "So I Could Find My Way" is set in waltz time and composed in the key of D major. Enya described the melody as "very emotional". The song is dedicated to Nicky Ryan's deceased mother Mona and its subject of "a mother moving on" is "something quite universal ... You think about what she left behind in your life. That's what you'll always remember. What her stories were, what she was hoping for you; hoping you'd find your way".[10][11] "Even in the Shadows" features a double bass played by Irish rock and jazz musician Eddie Lee.[12] Lee was a member of Those Nervous Animals from Sligo, Ireland who were label mates, under the Tara Music label, of the Brennan family band Clannad in the 1980s; Enya was a member of Clannad from 1980 to 1982.[13]

There are two songs in the album that feature lyrics in Loxian, a language created by Roma Ryan, for the first time since Amarantine (2005). These songs in particular focus on the "intergalactic theme" and otherworldly and futuristic tales Roma Ryan uses Loxian for, along with the non-Loxian "Astra et Luna". "Echoes In Rain" is in a minor scale, specifically F-sharp minor, and has a "marching rhythm celebrating a journey's end". The song includes a piano-based bridge, similar to Enya's solo piano tracks on her earlier albums. Enya's vocals span two octaves from B2 to E5. The lyrics describe the feelings of a long journey home, travelling through night and through day, with the verses detailing how the surroundings and emotions change throughout the journey.[14] "I Could Never Say Goodbye" is an Irish lament with "a sparse, hymnal arrangement". "Sancta Maria" blends synthesizers and classical instrumentation.

Promotion

The album was announced by Enya on her website in September 2015.[15] The title, first single and track listing were announced on 7 October 2015.[16][17] Along with standard and deluxe editions on digital formats,[18][19] a vinyl edition was made available,[20] making Dark Sky Island Enya's first vinyl release since her self-titled album's re-release in 1992.

In the weeks preceding Dark Sky Island's release, Enya's various official social media accounts posted interviews with Enya and her lyricist Roma Ryan, previews for the album, exclusive photos and 'behind the scenes' moments,[21] lyric and regular music videos, and information on iTunes' exclusive early releases of the album's songs. This is the first use of social media to promote Enya's music as well as using it for giving fans exclusive, official information and content.[22][23][24] Embarking upon the promotional trip for Dark Sky Island, Enya herself initially promoted the album in Britain & Ireland, being interviewed for The Irish Times,[25] before guesting on Lorraine on and BBC Radio 4's BBC Front Row on 19 November 2015, and on other major radio shows like The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Gerry Kelly's show on BBC Radio Ulster upon the album's release day.[26][27][28][29] She then promoted the album worldwide, promoting with interviews in Japan and the US on news and morning television.[30][31][32] On 13 December 2015, Enya gave a surprise performance at the Universal Studios Japan Christmas Show in Osaka, Japan, of two songs- "Orinoco Flow" and "Echoes In Rain". She called it a 'surprise gift' to the Japanese fans, and complimented the 'spectacular' celebrations of that day.[33] On 18 January 2016, Enya was interviewed by Russell Davies on BBC Radio 2's The Art of Artists.[34] On 2 March 2016, Enya was interviewed by Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo Drivetime after guesting on This Morning.[35] To promote the album in the United States, Enya performed "Echoes in Rain" on Live! with Kelly and Michael, "Even in the Shadows" on Good Day New York and was interviewed on HuffPost Live.[36] On 7 April 2016, Enya performed "Echoes in Rain" on 2016 ECHO Award.

Release

Dark Sky Island was released on CD and as a digital download on 20 November 2015. It was released on LP on 18 December 2015.

Two promotional singles from the album were released. "So I Could Find My Way" was released digitally on 30 October 2015. Its music video, released on 6 November, features Enya performing in the Chapel Royal Church in Dublin with a female string ensemble and choir.[37] "The Humming..." was released digitally on 13 November with an accompanying lyric video released the same day.[38]

Dark Sky Island entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 4, Enya's highest charting album there since Shepherd Moons (1991).[39] In the United States, Dark Sky Island debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, with 48,000 equivalent album units; it sold 46,000 copies in its first week of release.[40] By October 2016, the album had sold 160,000 copies in the United States.[41]

Dark Sky Island ended 2015 as the 40th best selling album of the year with sales of 900,000 copies worldwide.[42]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
AnyDecentMusic? 6.7/10[43]
Metacritic 78/100[44]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[45]
Evening Standard 4/5 stars[46]
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 3/4 stars[47]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[48]
The Irish Times 4/5 stars[49]
Música Nueva 4.5/5 stars[50]
Newsday B+[51]
Pitchfork 7.1/10[52]

Dark Sky Island received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 8 reviews. In his review for AllMusic, Timothy Monger rated the album four stars out of five. He wrote the album "has all the thematic and sonic hallmarks typical of an Enya release but with significantly more highlights than on her two prior works" and highlights "The Humming" as "one of the strongest tracks she's produced in decades and resembles a dark cousin to 1991's masterwork 'Caribbean Blue'". He summarised the album "does manage to harness some of the power and creativity of Enya's early days and pairs it with both the confidence and shadows of age".[45] In the Evening Standard, John Aizlewood gives the album the same rating, summarising with "magnificent in every sense" with "songs built up with layer upon layer of vocals ... layer upon layer of instrumentation and layer upon layer of luxurious, uplifting, undeniably spiritual warmth".[46]

Siobhan Kane of The Irish Times rated the album four stars out of five, praising Enya's vocal power "that manages to be both frail and strong" on "So I Could Find My Way", and summarised the album as "nourishing and immersive".[49] Brad Nelson in his review for Pitchfork, likened the album to "being embraced by air" and said with "some confidence" that Dark Sky Island was Enya's best album since The Memory of Trees (1995), released almost twenty years prior; he gave a positive review and score of 7.1 out of 10. He praised Enya for "drifting somewhat from her aesthetic" and highlighted "Even in the Shadows" as a prime example and consequently called it "one of the best on the album".[52]

Track listing

All music composed by Enya and All lyrics written by Roma Ryan[45][53][54]

Dark Sky Island – Standard Edition
No. Title Length
1. "The Humming" 3:42
2. "So I Could Find My Way" 4:25
3. "Even in the Shadows" 4:13
4. "The Forge of the Angels" 5:12
5. "Echoes in Rain" 3:33
6. "I Could Never Say Goodbye" 3:28
7. "Dark Sky Island" 4:56
8. "Sancta Maria" 3:50
9. "Astra et Luna" 3:20
10. "The Loxian Gate" 3:33
11. "Diamonds on the Water" 3:33
Total length: 44:00
Dark Sky Island – Deluxe Edition
No. Title Length
12. "Solace" 3:56
13. "Pale Grass Blue" 3:33
14. "Remember Your Smile" 2:57

Personnel

Credits are adapted from Allmusic[45] and the album’s Liner Notes[53][54]

Musicians

Production

  • Enya – audio mixing, musical arrangement
  • Nicky Ryan – producer, recording engineer, audio mixing, musical arrangement, album sleeve conception
  • Roma Ryan – Loxian language, font
  • Dick Beetham – mastering at 360 Mastering in Hastings
  • Daniel Polley – digital advisor, technician
  • Simon Fowler – album sleeve conception, photography
  • Richard Welland – booklet layout
  • Michael Whitham – commissioner

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[55] 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[56] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[57] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[58] 3
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[59] 6
Croatian Albums (Toplista)[60] 16
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[61] 6
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[62] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[63] 5
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[64] 23
French Albums (SNEP)[65] 31
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[66] 3
Greek Albums (IFPI Greece)[67] 66
Hungarian Albums (Mahasz)[68] 4
Irish Albums (IRMA)[69] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[70] 8
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[71] 17
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)[72] 55
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[73] 8
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[74] 13
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[75] 14
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[76] 13
Russian Albums (2M)[77] 5
Scottish Albums (OCC)[78] 7
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[79] 12
South African Albums (RISA)[80] 20
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[81] 23
South Korean Albums International (Gaon)[82] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[83] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[84] 2
Taiwanese Albums (Five Music)[85] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[86] 4
US Billboard 200[87] 8
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  • The album also peaked at number-one on the Billboard Top New Age Albums chart for ten[88] consecutive weeks since the first day of release.

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[89] 50
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[90] 48
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[91] 59
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[92] 20
German Albums (Official Top 100)[93] 36
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[94] 15
Italian Albums (FIMI)[95] 99
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[96] 30
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[97] 89
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[98] 63
UK Albums (OCC)[99] 29
Chart (2016) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[100] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[101] 40
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[102] 32
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[103] 41
US New Age Albums (Billboard)[104] 1
US Billboard 200[105] 191

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[106] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[107] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[108] Gold 40,000^
Germany (BVMI)[109] Gold 100,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[110] Platinum 4,000^
Japan 50,000[111]
New Zealand (RMNZ)[112] Gold 7,500^
Sweden (GLF)[113] Gold 20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[114] Gold 10,000^
South Korea 925[115]
United Kingdom (BPI)[116] Gold 100,000^
United States 160,000[41]
Summaries
Worldwide 900,000[117]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
Worldwide 20 November 2015
[118]
18 December 2015
  • Warner Music
  • Reprise
[119]

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