DARREN KIELY DEBUTS HEART-WRENCHING NEW TRACK, “SLOW DECAY” LISTEN HERE
Pop/folk singer-songwriter Darren Kiely releases his latest track today, “Slow Decay.” Written by Kiely along with Gabe Simon, the heart-wrenching song battles moving on from something and struggling to let go. LISTEN HERE.
“‘Slow Decay’ came from a place of holding on to things and people you know won’t come back,” Kiely said. “I’m excited for people to hear it! I hope it helps them let go of whatever they’re holding on to.”
“Slow Decay” is Kiely’s first new music of the year following his debut EP, Lost, which he released last fall. His unique presentation of folk-infused pop and lush storytelling, which echoes the backdrop of the Irish countryside where he was raised, is the forefront of Lost. Kiely solo-wrote four of the seven tracks on the project and co-wrote the other three. The EP explores the triumphant war of overcoming self-doubt, struggling to find himself, questioning emotions and seeking answers. Lost features new track “Mom & Dad,” which debuted in the Top 40 on the Irish Singles Chart and also landed him in the Top 5 on the Irish Homegrown chart, as well as fan-favorite “Sunrise.” Listen to Lost here.
Following the release of Kiely’s new music, Grateful Web praised the singer, noting that he “masterfully carves out his distinctive sound, ensuring he’s not just another voice in the crowd but a force to be reckoned with…Kiely’s journey, filled with challenges, sacrifices, and milestones, is a testament to his talent and determination. The world waits with bated breath for what’s next from this emerging star.” Notion shared, “Kiely’s vocals travel between tender and impassioned…charming Irish influences shine through the melodies…Kiely is poised to enchant further audiences with his evolving artistry and anticipated tours.”
Kiely took his new music on the road last fall, stopping for headlining shows in Boston and New York before bringing his THE ROAD HOME TOUR to his home country of Ireland in November. With stops in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick, the Irish leg of the tour sold out the same day it went on sale. Following his headline tour, Kiely toured across Europe with the 502s. Kiely is currently on his headline THE LOST TOUR, where he’ll stop in major cities across North America including Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Seattle, Vancouver and others. For a full list of tour dates and tickets, visit darrenkiely.com.
Pulling inspiration from influences like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and Noah Kahan, Kiely has mastered his own distinctive sound while drawing in fans worldwide. With new music in the works, the Irish singer-songwriter is set to take 2024 by storm.
About Darren Kiely:
Hailing from a quaint town in Co. Cork, Ireland, Darren Kiely’s folk-infused pop sound originates from his inherited love of traditional Irish music, intertwined with modern influences such as The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and Noah Kahan. At just five years old, Darren learned the tin whistle, and at eight years old he picked up the fiddle, eventually teaching himself to play guitar as well. Darren began singing in 2019, quickly garnering attention for his raw and fervent vocals and emotive delivery. After winning numerous honors at a national level in Irish traditional music, Darren found his way to NYC in 2022 to continue developing his own music and sound, and soon after headed to the songwriting hub of Nashville. Darren’s unique presentation of folk-infused pop and lush storytelling, which echoes the backdrop of the Irish countryside where he was raised, is the forefront of his debut EP, Lost, which arrived last fall. The seven-track project explores the triumphant war of overcoming self-doubt, struggling to find himself, questioning emotions and seeking answers. Lost features new track “Mom & Dad,” which debuted in the Top 40 on the Irish Singles Chart and also landed him in the Top 5 on the Irish Homegrown chart, as well as fan-favorite “Sunrise.” Kiely took his new music on the road in the fall with his headline THE ROAD HOME TOUR, where he sold out shows across his home country of Ireland. Following his headline tour, Kiely toured across Europe with the 502s. The singer is currently on his headline North American tour, THE LOST TOUR.