This week Farah Elle has released her long-awaited debut album 'Fatima'. 

The Libyan-Irish songwriter and composer will also play her first headline show in years on Thursday, December 8 at The Workman's Cellar.

On the new album, Farah Elle’s powerful cadence is a commanding force amongst the instantly captivating cinematic soundscapes. She makes timeless music with a modern edge, reminiscent of Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Kimbra and Aṣa.   

On 'Fatima', named after her mother, Farah explores themes of displacement, identity and culture as well as celebrating nature, love and friendship on an album that Farah describes as a “coming of age record,” one across which she hears herself “unfolding in the songs.”

The album’s focus track ‘Silk’ has gained almost cult status in Irish music circles. But this is the first time it will be available to stream across DSPs and buy online.

The album takes the listener through the breadth of Farah’s talent, from her smoky whisper on 'Curfew' to the stunning vocal highs of 'Howl'. Her piano playing can be delicate, like something out of a music box, on ‘Lunar,’ or as powerful as it is on the fiery ‘Rajeen.’

"Most of the tracks are about my family and friends," says Farah. "They are songs from my heart to theirs. Naming the album after our mother only seemed fitting, I needed to honour her and all that she sacrificed for us, her community and the world. Here’s to setting Fatima free! Alhamdulillah."

'Fatima' is available to buy and stream.

Tickets to Farah Elle in The Workman's Cellar on December 8 are available here.