Enya released the second track from her forthcoming album, Dark Sky Island, Monday. Called “So I Could Find My Way,” it’s a somber meditation on following a calling and a mentor, which is in keeping with the tone of the album.
“This album has a theme of journeys,” Enya said in a statement when announcing Dark Sky Island, due out Nov. 20. “Journeys to the island; through the length of a lifetime; through history, through emotions; and journeys across great oceans. So although it’s not a ‘themed’ album, as such, we nevertheless have an underlying connection between songs.”
Dark Sky Island is Enya’s first album since 2008’s And Winter Came… and in a recent interview she told EW why she waited seven years to put out new music. “When I worked on When Winter Came…, that was an idea I had – I always wanted to work on a Christmas kind of winter album. But after that, I didn’t know what was next and I thought maybe it’s time to take a break, and initially it was going to be a few weeks and I’d see what happened, and then it got into, where I thought actually I’m not ready to get back into it. I wanted a real break. I bought a place in the south of France, which was a good excuse for a real break!”
Check out the lyric video for “So I Could Find My Way.”
The song follows the collection’s first single, “Echoes In Rain,” which debuted last month.