Video Premiere: Lisa O’Neill “Goodnight World”


Ahead of her extensive tour, watch a stunning live performance of Goodnight World by Lisa O’Neill, captured by Myles O’Reilly, Donal Dineen and Daniel O’Neill.

Ahead of a series of tour dates taking in Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, Dublin, Derry, Belfast and lots more (see below), Lisa O’Neill has shared a live performance video for Goodnight World that was beautifully captured by Myles O’Reilly, Donal Dineen and Daniel O’Neill.

Goodnight World features on Lisa’s latest album, All Of This Is Chance. In his review of that album, Thomas Blake notes how this closing album track offers a small window of calm…

Somehow, the closing lullaby, ‘Goodnight World,’ has a differing impact to all that has gone before. Where the songs as a whole are submerged, overwhelmed almost, by the impossible weight of the universe and our unlikely existence within it, this song makes the world seem small again, emphasised by that tiny moon you see on the front cover, surrounded by an explosion of dandelion seed, sat perfectly and incalculably at the centre of it all. And so the focus is on a window of calm, a small break in the never-ending unanswerable and a switch of emphasis as she sings with mindful serenity, “goodnight moon and sunshine, everyone I love lies under you tonight”. It is an absolutely beautiful way to end this epic canyon of sense and sound in which Lisa O’Neill has crystallised her place in the world as a performing artist and created a timeless piece of work, wholly unbound by style or genre, a universal shot of medicinal magic from which we should all take understanding and move forward with open-eyed wonder for the world in which we live.

Myles O’Reilly: “The dream team. The opportunity to work with Donal, who all my life has been such a huge inspiration. His superior filming ethos, his stop animation, the visuals that he makes for music videos and for live performances. I have always been drawn to Donal’s dreamy aesthetic since his music TV show No Disco 1998. When I wasn’t doing my homework and looking at him instead..  and so to team up with Donal to film Lisa, who never fails to make my hair stand up with her honest beauty, was such a thrilling and rewarding experience.”

Source: Video Premiere: Lisa O’Neill – Goodnight World (Live)