Maria Kelly shares new single “i leave early”
Poignant singer-songwriter Maria Kelly makes her 2019 debut with her latest confessional offering. i leave early is out now, having been released on 25th October 2019 via Veta Records.
Lyrically intimate and sonically tender, i leave early once again showcases Maria’s ability to create stunningly introspective soundscapes that are both visceral and honest. Maria’s distinctively soft vocal style reflects the song’s vulnerability effortlessly, sounding akin to the likes of Lucy Rose or Julia Jacklin. Talking about the song’s meaning, Maria explains, “i leave early is the first of a series of songs about avoidance. I’ve touched on social anxiety before but this one is about one party in particular. I really wanted to leave but so desperately wanted to be included at the same time. I had so many distorted thoughts during that period and I made many excuses of why I would be better off if I just left. Anything to avoid admitting that it was probably my own insecurity holding me back. I hope if anyone has been in a similar position, they can feel less alone with that feeling. This song has made me feel a little lighter about that, and I hope it does the same for you.”
“i leave early” is an intricate breath-taking stunning composition from this talented artist. This track will leave the hairs standing on the back of your neck, goosebumps present. With the ability to curate such standout tracks with complex and deep lyrics, bold song structures and perfected harmonious deliverance. This track holds so much emotion and tells a fearless tale with Maria’s momentous harmony captivating all. Put on repeat and embrace the intensity.
Raised in the West of Ireland, nestled somewhere along the Atlantic Way, Maria spent many years developing her sound into a delicate blend of alt-folk. Maria has already played numerous shows in both the UK and Ireland performing alongside the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, Lisa Hannigan and Paul Noonan, as well as playing at the Great Escape Festival, Electric Picnic, Ireland’s acclaimed Other Voices Festival and 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, Earmilk, Wonderland, Mahogany, The Line of Best Fit and Radio X. She has also been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Modern Eclectic and Fresh Folk playlists to name but a few.