“It might be the end of the world but like, it’s fine.”
So goes the voice message that proceeds this Maria Kelly song that gives the Mayo singer-songwriter her returning subject and song title.
Maria’s friend Martha was talking at the beginning of last year, when a virus was emerging from Wuhan, and the flippant panic of the tone is one that we can all recognise the innocence of circa January to February 2020.
‘Martha’ is a song informed by the reflective mood that came after Kelly’s return to Ireland from Berlin.
Maria Kelly spent last year recording her debut album, Produced remotely by Matt Harris and ‘Martha’ is out today via VETA Music.