Maria Kelly hails from Mayo and has been captivating audiences with her ‘bare-boned’ live performances since the age of fourteen. Her music is a subtle blend of atmospheric-folk, tells humanizing and heart-breaking tales, with ‘pin-drop’ vocal precision that’s impossible to ignore.
‘Stitches’ is the hauntingly beautiful new single by Maria Kelly and will be released on October 7th. Maria plays HWCHs Festival 2016 on the same weekend, Wigwam on Saturday 8th October, to be precise. For this gig Maria will be joined by her band.
For a track as mesmerizing as ‘Stitches’ you need an equally spell binding video!
Director, Kate Dolan & Producer, Shane Andrew Kelly give us a little insight to the video here;
The music video for ‘Stitches’ follows Maria as she becomes obsessed with preparing for an on-coming storm, and begins to distance herself more and more from her lover.
“We wanted to convey the complex situation that Maria articulates in her lyrics – an inability to open up to someone new and not allowing yourself to be vulnerable in the face of a new relationship, because of baggage from your past. The song feels so raw and elemental, and a gathering storm was an image we kept coming back to. In the end, Maria locks herself away and leaves her lover to weather the storm – it’s dark and selfish, but sometimes those are the choices we make.”
Maria left quite an impression last year with debut single ‘Before It Has Begun’ – a mournful finger-picked song that shows off Kelly’s pin-drop vocals and beautiful lyricism.
This summer’s ‘Black & Blue’ still felt vulnerable, with a hint of foolish optimism, managing to effectively captivate her talent for bittersweet storytelling – fans of Regina Spektor and She & Him will feel at home here. ‘Black and Blue’ premiered in Consequence of Sound, who celebrated her ‘silky smooth vocals’ and the maturing richness of her sound, with Nialler9, an engaged supporter of Maria’s music from the very first single having the exclusive on the video.
During the last twelve months along Maria has appeared on the Other Voices Music Trail and was named ‘New Artist of the Week’ by Nialler9 in The Irish Times.
She has also played venues such as Birthdays, The Lock Tavern, Whelans, The Ruby Sessions, The Button Factory, Cyprus Avenue, The Roisin Dubh, and The Workmans Club together with supporting now Berlin-based Indie band HAWK on their UK and Irish tours. Maria has also guest on UK and Irish shows supporting the likes of Orla Gartland and Wyvern Lingo.
Outside of Maria’s current release schedule and live shows, she is working in the studio on new tracks for her EP and developing her live sound with her band in preparation for another busy year ahead in 2017.
Maria Kelly – Social Links
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mariakelly.mk
Twitter – https://twitter.com/mariakellymusic
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mariakellymusic/
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/mariakelly-1
Website – http://www.mariakellymusic.com