Talos and Ross Dowling produced the track, which balloons rapidly into a full-blown electronic saga from its humble folky beginnings. Talos amps up the power at every opportunity, injecting extra heart and gluing on verdant layers until breezy atmospheres whisk you to the edge of wild, wintry clifftops.

"In any endeavour we find ourselves at that point of doubt," says Talos of the track. "Those moments where you question yourself. That’s what the line, ‘In this odyssey, it’s hard to leave…’ refers to. It’s a beautiful and testing cycle. I was asking myself some pretty big questions. Am I doing the right thing? Is this worth it? Am I deluding myself?! And I think in the end, the answer is yes to all three. These feelings come and go. The thoughts pass. Sometimes the delusions get realised. And we move on."

Talos, aka Eoin French, has an Ireland tour scheduled to support the release of Wild Alee - tickets for the upcoming shows are on sale from 20 February at 9am


  • 15 - Connolly’s, Leap
  • 21 - Button Factory, Dublin
  • 22 - Dolan’s, Limerick
  • 27 - Roisin Dubh, Galway
  • 28 - St Luke’s Church, Cork


  • 12 - St Patrick’s, Waterford (w/ Saint Sister)
  • 13 - The Set, Kilkenny
  • 25 - Voodoo, Belfast


  • 22 - Spirit Store, Dundalk
Wild Alee is out 21 April.