With an assist from Irish folk duo Ye Vagabonds, Boygenius has released a cover of the traditional song “The Parting Glass,” most recently popularized in 2002 by the late Sinéad O’Connor.
The song keeps with Boygenius member Phoebe Bridgers’ tradition of releasing a yearly charity holiday single. This time around, the beneficiary is the Aisling Project, an after-school project working with children and young people growing up in a disadvantaged area of Dublin. The beneficiary was chosen by the estate of O’Connor, who died in July.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Boygenius have chosen to give proceeds from the release to Aisling Project,” says project leader Mícheál Clear. “It’s an absolute privilege to be associated with the stunningly beautiful homage to Sinead O’Connor and we can’t possibly thank Boygenius enough.”