To celebrate the release of her single ‘Black & Blue’, Irish singer songwriter Maria Kelly has shared an acoustic version of the track. The stripped down version of the song showcases the musician’s ability to create direct and yet affectingly disarming music that explores the everyday experiences of life with delicacy and nuance.
“Black and Blue is about foolish optimism; waiting around for something that’s never going to come,” Maria Kelly explains. “I wrote it as a kind of ‘see ya later!’ to a certain time in my teenage years. I spent so long waiting for something that was clearly not on the way and this song attempts to look at that situation, accept it, laugh at it and move on.”
Listen to the acoustic version of ‘Black & Blue’ above. Alternatively, check out the original version below.
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