Irish band Funeral Suits shared one of their last videos: "The Way Back"

Dublin-based quartet Funeral Suits announced that their second LP “Islands Apart” would be the last one. Watch the James Fitzgerald-directed video for “The Way Back,” a track that will be one of their last singles.

Funeral Suits have decided that they couldn’t make music anymore as a band. The band, which was founded in 2008 and released two LP and EP, show a certain kind of courage with this decision. It is always better to be aware of being in an impasse than forcing yourself to release music when it does not work anymore. Their last album “Islands Apart” was recorded in Germany with Jochen Schmalbach (who collaborated with Rammstein and Klangkarussell). About this LP, the band detailed:

We wrote the new record in an apartment over a busy street, with windows open to sounds of life and the ocean in Brighton. We wrote overlooking a church on a quiet street in Shoreditch, and in cold, noisy industrial warehouses in Hackney and Tottenham. We wrote by the wild Atlantic on the West Coast of Ireland, and in Zen forests in Sweden, on doorsteps talking to strangers, to the rhythm and sights of the world passing by. It was a passage of self-discovery, and finding out who we are to one another, islands apart, united in sound. I’m sure that is something that will continue.

In the video of “The Way Back,” which was directed by James Fitzgerald, the symbolism is strong. A teenager is escaping his home and his angry mother to become an adult (for worse and better) and look for his father; an initiatory road that takes another meaning when you know that Funeral Suits are splitting up.

Funeral Suits last album “Islands Apart” was released on November 25, 2016 via Rubyworks.

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