"...an immersive experience, inbued with honesty and enthused with youthful exuberance. We love it."- Wonderland
"...she is able to conjure a swell of overwhelming feeling with little more than just her voice and the resonant constant of an accompanying guitar."- The Line of Best Fit
Small Talk is an incredibly honest and vulnerable song that channels the dark, brooding musicality of the likes of Daughter effortlessly. It was written during a storm black out in Maria Kelly’s hometown. The song parallels the nature of a storm with feelings of social anxiety. Maria elaborates “I found it so difficult to make eye contact with anyone and I was painfully aware of myself. Halfway through the writing process, I decided to reach out to my Instagram following for inspiration. The amount of messages I received was overwhelming. It made me realise how effective it can be to actually ask about people’s experiences of these issues.”
• Small Talk premiered exclusively on The Line of Best Fit. It is part of a AA-side, with Dark Places to be released next month.
•Catch Maria Kelly live at her vinyl launch show on 25th April 2018 at The Workman's Club, Dublin - Tickets.
• Kelly has previously supported the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Paul Noonan.
• Kelly has received praise from various online publications including Consequence of Sound, Earmilk, Wonderland, Mahogany, The Line of Best Fit and Radio X.