Irish singer-songwriter Darren Kiely announces the release of his much-anticipated debut EP, "Lost," scheduled to drop on November 10. The project promises a compelling blend of folk-infused pop that echoes Kiely's journey from the rolling hills of Millstreet, Co. Cork, to the bustling streets of the U.S.
Out of the seven tracks on "Lost," Kiely independently penned four, while collaborating on the remaining three. The EP is a musical canvas of Kiely's experiences, detailing the challenges of leaving his beloved hometown in Ireland, the battles with self-doubt, and the optimism for the future. Drawing inspiration from industry giants like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and Noah Kahan, Kiely masterfully carves out his distinctive sound, ensuring he's not just another voice in the crowd but a force to be reckoned with.
A standout track, "Mom & Dad," debuted earlier this summer as a heartfelt tribute to Kiely's parents. It not only made waves in the Top 40 of the Irish Singles Chart but also secured a Top 5 position on the Irish Homegrown chart. Fans can relive the magic of this track in its official music video here. Moreover, Kiely's teaser of "Mom & Dad" on TikTok garnered significant attention, boosting his following by a whopping 250k since June 1. Check it out here.
The excitement doesn't end with the EP release. Kiely is set to embark on his headline THE ROAD HOME tour this November. The tour will see him performing in iconic U.S. cities like Boston and New York before he returns to serenade his home crowd across Ireland. Impressively, tickets for the Irish leg of the tour flew off the shelves, selling out on the very day of release.
Darren Kiely's story is a testament to the power of dreams and determination. From his humble beginnings in a town of 1500 in Co. Cork, where he learned traditional Irish music, to his move to NYC in 2022, where he juggled a desk job with his passion for music, Kiely's journey is as inspiring as his tunes. With top charting songs like "How Could You Love Me," "Ella," and "Time To Leave," and his recent move to Nashville, the songwriting capital, Kiely's trajectory is nothing short of meteoric.
As the launch date of "Lost" nears and the sold-out tour approaches, there's an electric anticipation in the air. Darren 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.