If you skip to the last two paragraphs you will find the essence of the article, what the music is about.
Interesting but slightly cynical point of view at times by Anne Helen Petersen, but I would say that because I have lived among people from Donegal where there was music for centuries before electricity came along on cables to banish the darkness (as children we were sent there for a couple of months every year)
I got the feeling Fiona Pears understood the nature of the area and the music better when she returned from there.
Well, Richard, I gathered from the BBC interview that she isn't truly a recluse, she just seems that way. Even the 1st article explains that despite the stalker episodes, she wasn't really all that bothered by them. Of course, she wants to remain secure in her castle, nobody can blame her for that. But I don't think she is truly a recluse. At least, not personality-wise. Obviously if she manages to encounter Bono sometimes when she goes out, then she's not. LOL
That clip they showed of Echoes in Rain looked like part of another music video...  and, it is! The full video can be found within the 2nd article Richard posted. And I found I enjoyed the song better being able to see her sing it, rather than lyrics being displayed rhythmically. It is catchy.
Oh, I really hope she does a tour. A world tour. And I imagine it will be very expensive, but just think, it's probably the only time you'll see her live. After all this time of her not touring at all, you've actually saved lots of money, so just splurge!!