Conor O’Brien’s Villagers project has announced a third album. Darling Arithmetic will be released on April 13 on Domino. O’Brien recorded the album in his home town of Malahide, Ireland, and he’s released a video for the album opener “Courage” for the occasion.

“Courage” and its video are fragile, ethereal and exquisite. The feather-light touch inherent to Villagers’ songwriting finds a home in O’Brien’s voice, and the video, in turn, never leaves the chair in which he sits. The Irish songwriter has an acoustic guitar, a new beard, and a far-off look in his eye, deep in thought amidst a growing swell of synths and bass.

The video was directed by Niall Cullinane Sean Leonard. Album art and tracklist below.

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1. Courage
2. Everything I Am Is Yours
3. Dawning On Me
4. Hot Scary Summer
5. The Soul Serene
6. Darling Arithmetic
7. Little Bigot
8. No-one To Blame
9. So Naïve