"Are You There" From "What They Had"

Aoife O’Donovan

Called “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, O’Donovan has collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music, including Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Alison Krauss and jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas. The song “Are You There” was written for the film “What They Had,” with lyrics by director Elizabeth Chomko and co-writing assistance from both O’Donovan and Chomko’s mother. Recorded within weeks of the birth of O’Donovan’s first child, Rolling Stone describes the song as one “for mothers, daughters and the bonds that tie them together, shot through with crystalline vocals and the lightest thread of orchestral accompaniment.”