On November the 6th Damien Rice releases his second album 9. Composed throughout the four years since its acclaimed predecessor O, work on 9 was completed in an intense period of activity over the last six months. I started with the notion that this album was going to be a 'heavier' record than the last. [This album] is mostly accidents, thats the way it feels. But beyond any preconceived notions this has ended up being, from my point of view, a collection of songs I feel I can listen to. I've no desire to make any statements. I've no desire to try to be something other than what I am, or to try to make the music something other than what it is. And I've no desire to break through styles or modes or anything. I think I needed to get this collection of songs out of my system and I am quietly aware that they're fairly similar to what we've done before, but then, so what? I really like them.