Ste Kelly Feat. Sean OB (RAGLANS) New Joint Single Release ‘(Oh To Be A) Butterfly’
Ste Kelly and Sean OB, former bandmates in RAGLANS reunite for the first time since collaborating on the hugely successful album ‘RAGLANS’ released in 2014 which charted at no.5 in Irish album charts as well as cracking the top 100 album chart in Germany. This debut album saw the two songwriters and performers travel the entire world performing at the most prominent arenas and festivals while amassing a legion of dedicated followers. Now embarking on separate solo careers, the two song writing juggernauts have realigned to combine their powers for a ferocious slice of melodic escapism in the form of ‘(Oh To Be A) Butterfly’ released June 6 via Maybe Vagrant Records
‘(Oh To Be A) Butterfly’ is a memorable, driving and raucous indie rock anthem tinged with melancholy, echoing classic bands like Green Day, Social Distortion and The Libertines, highlighting the powers of both artists in their prime and lyrically referencing literary giants Shakespeare and W.B Yeats with a unique modern twist. Documenting relationships gone awry with a steadfast and unwavering clarity that remains the signature of both men’s musical vision. Recorded and produced by Ste and Sean in their respective home studios. The track will be part of Ste Kelly’s forthcoming second studio album ‘Nostalgia Almanac’ which will be made up of collaborations with artists Ste has connected with in his storied journey in the music world and is expected later in 2022.
Ste Kelly Feat. Sean OB – (Oh To Be A) Butterfly – Lyric Video from Stephen Kelly on Vimeo.
STE KELLY BIO
Ste Kelly is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is the founder, vocalist and songwriter for Dublin based Rock band RAGLANS. RAGLANS have toured and released multiple records to international acclaim, their debut album reaching no. 5 in the Irish album charts in 2014 and charting in the German album charts. Stephen was nominated as best songwriter by IMRO in 2017 for ‘Who Knows’.
Ste recently embarked on a solo journey with his exciting debut solo album ‘Bad News Best Forgotten’.
Twelve vividly melodic songs in a Folk Punk style describing the world as seen and heard through Stephens eyes and ears. ‘SIMPATICO’ the first official release from the album was playlisted by RTE 1 recommends in December 2021.
(Oh To Be A) Butterfly is available exclusively at Stephens website and record label/virtual music store Maybe Vagrant Records – www.maybevagrant.com. Stephen co-founded Maybe Vagrant Records in January 2022 as a platform for new music, songs and art with multiple releases already this year by a wide variety of performers and composers.
SEAN OB BIO
Sean OB is an artist with a voice and attitude that’s unmistakable. Displaying remarkable skills as a songwriter with poignant lyrics set to ferociously catchy rock ‘n’ roll melodies, Sean writes with a hard-hitting no bullshit approach.
If you go for quick and easy comparisons, references to Jamie T and early Arctic Monkeys make a certain amount of sense, but that’s merely a snapshot. Anyone that’s done their homework will see beyond these clichés to hear Shane MacGowan’s snarl, Joe Strummer’s energy and John Lennon’s brutal honesty.
2018 saw the release of his debut EP ‘Half Cut’, produced by the Grammy award-winning Rob Kirwan (Hozier/The Horrors), and resulted in a stream of critical acclaim with national radio and press support in the UK and Ireland.