Quotes about the song
It’s very much sort a piano melody. I ended up writing instrumental pieces – not for all albums, but it has to kind of evolve. I don’t really kind of force having an instrumental piece on each album. It’s very low and very drifting.Enya, Reddit AMA, 2016
Drifting is the only instrumental piece on the album.
In 2006, ‘Drifting’ brought Enya her first Grammy nomination in the ‘Best pop instrumental performance’ category.