Poignant singer-songwriter Maria Kelly makes her 2019 debut with her latest confessional offering. i leave early is out now via Veta Records.

Lyrically intimate and sonically tender, i leave early once again showcases Maria’s ability to create stunningly introspective soundscapes that are both visceral and honest. Maria’s distinctively soft vocal style reflects the song’s vulnerability effortlessly, evoking comparisons of the likes of Lucy Rose or Julia Jacklin.

Talking about the song’s meaning, Maria explains, “i leave early is the first of a series of songs about avoidance. I’ve touched on social anxiety before but this one is about one party in particular. I really wanted to leave but so desperately wanted to be included at the same time. I had so many distorted thoughts during that period and I made many excuses of why I would be better off if I just left. Anything to avoid admitting that it was probably my own insecurity holding me back. I hope if anyone has been in a similar position, they can feel less alone with that feeling. This song has made me feel a little lighter about that, and I hope it does the same for you.”

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