Maria Kelly makes her directing debut in haunting new video!
“…a powerful exploration of mental health, captured stunningly…”
– Golden Plec
Maria Kelly has now shared the stunning video for her latest release, Dark Places. Directed by Maria herself, she explains “the song itself is a very literal description of what it feels like to be depressed. I wanted a visual that was as equally to the point. I had this whole timeline in my head, of coming home from a night out and suddenly realising you were alone with your thoughts again. I storyboarded the whole thing and we filmed it over two days in Berlin. The guys at Roughcast took it and ran with it – they were really incredible to work with and understood exactly what I was trying to get across. I hope it resonates.”
Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Maria spent many years developing her sound into a delicate blend of atmospheric-alt-folk. Maria has already played numerous shows in both the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Paul Noonan, as well as playing at last year’s Great Escape Festival, Electric Picnic, Ireland’s acclaimed Other Voices Festival and most recently the Imagining Ireland shows in the National Concert Hall and the Barbican. Maria has previously received praise from various online publications including Consequence of Sound, The 405, Wonderland, Mahogany, The Line of Best Fit and Radio X.
Dark Places / Small Talk is out now via Veta Records.