- 14 Jul 21
Kelly shot the video in Ballyannan Woods, in Cork.
Continuing in the vein of thought-provoking sincerity, Maria Kelly's latest music video finds her taking stock of her mental health and wrestling old memories in a forest. Directed by Ben Kavanagh and produced by Patrick Cronin, the video is a cinematic and intimate offering from the singer-songwriter.
As Kelly moves closer to the release of her debut album – which will land sometime this year – a consistent theme the Mayo songwriter mines is one of acceptance and finding the strength to meet yourself wherever you are. ‘good enough’ is an introspective, honest track that showcases Kelly's gentle, intentional style.
Her underlying message to the listener that ‘you deserve the right help and you deserve support’ comes through her music like a good friend.
"I wanted the video for ‘good enough’ to explore how we often find so many ways to avoid ourselves," Kelly explains. "The song itself is about finding a way to face your mind, no matter how uncomfortable or chaotic it might be - but that’s a really difficult thing to do, and I wanted to represent that struggle with the visuals.
"At the beginning of the video, I’ve also included another track off the album – a short interlude called ‘permission’, which is a voice note from my friend Laoise. She’s really been my rock over the last couple of years, and we’re always sharing the different things we learn in therapy to help the other out. This is one piece of advice that I wanted other people to hear too.
"We shot the video over the course of a day in Ballyannan woods, Cork, and I’m so thankful to Ben, Patrick, David, Conor and Ste who spent so much time executing this idea with me."
Watch the video below.