Brigid Mae Power's self-titled debut, released on Tompkins Square in 2016, received wide praise from Uncut (9/10, "Masterpiece"), Mojo (4 stars), The Guardian (4 stars), Irish Times (4 stars) and was featured on NPR World Cafe, as well as several BBC programs. Highly anticipated follow-up The Two Worlds was produced by Peter Broderick and recorded by Julie McLarnon at all analogue studio Analogue Catalogue in County Down, Ireland.
In her own words: "Most of these songs were written in the last year in Ireland and they're all about the different feelings I had at the time. Last year I moved back to Galway, Ireland where I mostly grew up and I was feeling and noticing again the repressive and oppressive environment. So I revisited a song I had half written a few years previous called 'Don't Shut Me Up (Politely)' and I found that moving home, I had the ammunition to finish it...I had been thinking about my Grandmother a lot, so there are a couple of songs about her. I'd been thinking about lost friendships. I'd been thinking about how to balance being settled and also being up in the clouds. I'd been thinking a lot about cutting out the crap and letting go of things that don't serve you, so I feel like these songs are pretty direct.
"I wanted them to sound direct too and the studio Analogue Catalogue was the perfect place and had a great sound and live room...Peter added in different instruments really naturally and then mixed and mastered the record. 'I'm Grateful' was written in Oregon and for me I can tell that it wasn't written in Ireland. The rest of the album feels quite like what my environment looks like here at the moment out of my window."