Aoife O’Donovan Previews New Album ‘All My Friends’ With Lush Title Track

All My Friends is due out on March 22 via Yep Roc Records.

By Nate Todd Jan 9, 2024 1:25 pm PST

Aoife O’Donovan will issue a new album, All My Friends, on March 22 via Yep Roc Records. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter previewed All My Friends with the title track.

The new LP follows Aoife O’Donovan’s multiple-Grammy-nominated 2022 album, Age Of Apathy. In a powerful and forward-looking juxtaposition by O’Donovan, Age of Apathy speaks of coming to terms with indifference while All My Friends champions collective action.

The new record “is inspired by the passage of the 19th amendment and the evolving landscape of women’s rights in America over the past century,” as per a press release. O’Donovan drew inspiration for the album from speeches by Carrie Chapman Catt — today marks the suffragist’s 165th birthday.


All My Friends boasts guest turns from Anaïs Mitchell, Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny, The Knights, The Westerlies, The San Francisco Girls Chorus, Alan Hampton, Griffin Goldsmith and more. The project is O’Donovan’s first self-produced LP sharing production duties with Eric Jacobsen and Darren Schneider — the latter handled mixing with mastering by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering. Aoife captured the record at a trio of recording facilities: Full Sail University in Orlando, Brooklyn Recording in Brooklyn and Power Station in Manhattan.

O’Donovan previewed All My Friends with the title track and further detailed the lead single:

“The seeds of this song predate the entire project as a whole. This song is about camaraderie, companionship, people united in common struggle against oppression. I imagine the women literally marching in Tennessee as the dawn lifted over the fields. I imagine the struggle of needing just one more state to ratify, and just how much weight that final vote held. I imagine the collective longing for the country of our birth to open her arms. The opening, featuring my voice in harmony with The Westerlies, sets the tone for the record. Slowly, the strings enter, enveloping the chorale in rich tones, and then when the band kicks in after that first verse, we hear the gorgeous aching sound of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.”

Check out the lyric video for “All My Friends,” created by filmmakers Steph Jenkins and Brian Lee, below:


Aoife O’Donovan will trek through Europe in early 2024 before returning to hit the road in the U.S. in the spring. Check out her itinerary with ticket info below:

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