Maria Kelly is an artist that if you have been following this blog you will no doubt know about. Ever since I had the chance to film with her nearly a year ago now I have championed her music.
New release 'Black & Blue' is no exception to the previous stellar work from the Dublin based singer.
Black & Blue is a song I first heard a few months back played solely on an acoustic guitar, a stark contrast to the full version that Kelly has just released. At first listen I couldn't help but feel that the more minimal approach gave something more in terms of an emotional attachment to the song. After a second listen and a bit of getting use to hearing the delicate vocals of Kelly on top of a fuller sound, my opinion changed!
The full set up adds an extra layer to the song, allowing for an emotional break later on in the track that is only emphasised by the sudden jump back into the full sound. The ethereal guitar riffs of the track coupled with delicate vocals show off a shift sonically for Maria Kelly that has me excited to see what she has in store for the future.
Listen to Black & Blue below.