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Molly O’Mahony Shares Video For New Single ‘Brother Blue’

December 2, 2021

West Cork singer Molly O’Mahony has shared a live video of her second solo single ‘Brother Blue’, featuring beautiful blood harmonies from her brother and sister, Matilda & Fiachra O’Mahony.

The film was captured at no. 6 Lombard Street, Dublin, some months back.

Molly says it was a fairly spontaneous endeavour- we arranged the vocals in the car en route to studio – it is raw and sweet. It was filmed by best sport and biggest sweet pea in the biz Johnny Branagan, and the audio was recorded by studio boss Alex Borwick.”

Brother Blue was inspired by a meeting with my younger brother some years back, which triggered a storm of sadness in me and frustration around my powerlessness to halt family patterns of self-criticism. I wrote it as a means of reaching out and closing a gap with him; to remind him of his inherent worth and esteem in my eyes, and to offer a sense of succour through the commonality of our experiences. I was reading Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things at the time, which is referenced in the final line of the song. It is ultimately a song of hope and a declaration of one’s birth right to live as one deserving of life in all its richness.” – Molly O’Mahony

Possessing of a “rich 80% dark chocolate” voice and an acute sensitivity for the emotive power of words, Molly O’Mahony’s song writing is raw and unabashed. Brother Blue is currently featured on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends Playlist, Rising Time presenter Lillian Smith introduced it as “such a gorgeous raw and vulnerable track… beautiful… and her voice is perfect”, and Late Date presenter Fiachna Ó Braonáin described Molly as a “wonderful singer and songwriter”.

Molly spent the past decade writing and performing with art-folk group Mongoose, who have been a fixture of the Irish music scene since their formation in 2012. The band have released two albums and two EPS in that time and have shared stages with the likes of Glen Hansard, Mary Coughlan and Eddi Reader.

She returned to her family home to Ballydehob, West Cork, in March of last year. Against the backdrop of the unfolding pandemic, she began work on her debut solo collection. The first single ‘Remember to Be Brave’, was released in June. Brother Blue is the follow-up single from the highly anticipated album, due for release in 2022.

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