Following the release of And Winter Came She then took an extended break from writing and recording new music,  and spent her time travelling and bought a new home on the southern coast of France. In , after work in the studio was complete, Enya made a start to develop new material for Dark Sky Island , the eighth of her career.
Its title was inspired after the recent designation of Sark as the first island to be designated a dark-sky preserve , and a series of poetry books on islands from Roma. She spoke of the album: He added, "The title refers to the sound of the early universe which is at around forty-seven octaves below the lowest piano key". Nicky revealed that scientific work on compression and pitching the vibration to be audible to humans , "picked up by the Planck space telescope ", turned the sound into a humming, giving the song a fitting title. Enya described the melody as "very emotional".
The song is dedicated to Nicky Ryan's deceased mother Mona and its subject of "a mother moving on" is "something quite universal You think about what she left behind in your life. That's what you'll always remember. What her stories were, what she was hoping for you; hoping you'd find your way". There are two songs in the album that feature lyrics in Loxian , a language created by Roma Ryan, for the first time since Amarantine These songs in particular focus on the " intergalactic theme " and otherworldly and futuristic tales Roma Ryan uses Loxian for, along with the non-Loxian "Astra et Luna".
The song includes a piano-based bridge , similar to Enya's solo piano tracks on her earlier albums. Enya's vocals span two octaves from B2 to E5. The lyrics describe the feelings of a long journey home, travelling through night and through day, with the verses detailing how the surroundings and emotions change throughout the journey. The album was announced by Enya on her website in September In the weeks preceding Dark Sky Island ' s release, Enya's various official social media accounts posted interviews with Enya and her lyricist Roma Ryan, previews for the album, exclusive photos and 'behind the scenes' moments,  lyric and regular music videos, and information on iTunes' exclusive early releases of the album's songs.
This is the first use of social media to promote Enya's music as well as using it for giving fans exclusive, official information and content.
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She called it a 'surprise gift' to the Japanese fans, and complimented the 'spectacular' celebrations of that day. It was released on LP on 18 December Two promotional singles from the album were released. Its music video, released on 6 November, features Enya performing in the Chapel Royal Church in Dublin with a female string ensemble and choir.
Dark Sky Island ended as the 40th best selling album of the year with sales of , copies worldwide. Dark Sky Island received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 8 reviews. In his review for AllMusic , Timothy Monger rated the album four stars out of five.
He wrote the album "has all the thematic and sonic hallmarks typical of an Enya release but with significantly more highlights than on her two prior works" and highlights "The Humming" as "one of the strongest tracks she's produced in decades and resembles a dark cousin to 's masterwork ' Caribbean Blue '". He summarised the album "does manage to harness some of the power and creativity of Enya's early days and pairs it with both the confidence and shadows of age". Siobhan Kane of The Irish Times rated the album four stars out of five, praising Enya's vocal power "that manages to be both frail and strong" on "So I Could Find My Way", and summarised the album as "nourishing and immersive".
He praised Enya for "drifting somewhat from her aesthetic" and highlighted "Even in the Shadows" as a prime example and consequently called it "one of the best on the album". All music composed by Enya and All lyrics written by Roma Ryan   . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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