If Lisa Hannigan's quant, breathy coo sounds familiar to listeners, it's probably because they're the proud owner of a
Damien Rice record or two. It was, after all, her vocal/instrumental contributions that served as yang to Rice's ying on
both O and 9. Though the partnership would eventually "run its creative course" (his words) in '07, Hannigan never let it slow her.
Instead, the Irish singer/songwriter retreated to a studio, reemerging two years later with her first solo album, Sea Sew (ATO).
The video that follows is for "I Don't Know", the first single from said album. A darling piece of work, "I Don't Know" is very much a blank canvas at first. But with some modest arts and crafts, Hannigan and her band dream up the kind of imaginative, cut up environment that perfectly suits the precious poignancy that overwhelms Hannigan's music. - David Pitz