Listen: Maria Kelly – Far Below

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Maria Kelly has been an artist close to my heart ever since I first stumbled across her music 2 years ago.

The raw emotion that emits from her vocals is so captivating, couple that with her strong songwriting skills and I can't see a reason not to fall in love with Maria Kelly's music.

The Mayo native has returned with 'Far Below', the new single taken from her debut EP 'The Things I Should', due out on 19th May 2017.

The EP is based around Maria’s struggle with self-expression and how, by always trying to please others, you can lose a part of yourself in the process. Maria explains, “these four songs are written about four different personal experiences, where a lack of honest expression at the outset had created a much bigger problem in the long run”.

'Far Below' is a song that starts off delicately with Kelly's voice taking the lead role before leading us to a build up of emotion.

You can catch Maria perform on her Far At Sea tour with Ailbhe Reddy throughout the month of May.

Ciaran O'Brien

Owner and creative director of The OB.