- 01 Dec 21
The second song from Molly O'Mahony this year discusses her relationship with her brother and comes with a live performance video.
Member of art-folk group Mongoose, Molly O'Mahony, has shared a video for her recent solo single 'Brother Blue'.
The new track finds Molly collaborating with her siblings Matilda and Fiachra O'Mahony on a song inspired by a past meeting with her younger brother.
"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," she explains.
"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."
'Brother Blue' also comes with a new video featuring a live performance of the song, shot at 6 Lombard Street in Dublin, which Molly describes as 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."
Watch the new video from Molly O'Mahoney below.