Premiere: “In My House” by Cuchulain Kelly

Cuchulain Kelly, Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of folk rock band Handsome Hound, will release his solo debut on November 4th.

“The songs on this solo album represent a collection of tales and tunes written as early as 2014, when I was living in Paris, and as late as early 2017, after I moved to Washington, DC,” he explains. The songs’ range of genres seem boundless—everything from samba to hip hop, to rock n’ roll and country to choral music—yet all bear an undercurrent of American folk. “These are a dozen tunes that felt like they needed to be put out into the world,” he adds. “I couldn’t be more excited with how they turned out.”

Today, Kelly unveils the first single from the album, a playfully upbeat song of political resistance, which is right at home somewhere between frontline picketing chants and second line parading in New Orleans—a captivating combination. ”At its core, it’s a protest song fueled by a raucous horn section meant to sound like old Preservation Hall Jazz Band records,” Kelly explains. “Some of the songs on this album took years to write. This was not one of those songs. I finished the lyrics for this one in less than half an hour. Something about the 2016 election really made me want to write a fun, upbeat, defiant singalong,” he continues. “Once this one started coming out, it didn’t stop until it was all there.”

If you’re in the Washington, DC area on November 4th, you can catch Cuchulain Kelly’s album release show, where he will be performing with a strong quartet and a 9-piece band. [Click HERE for more information.]

Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “In My House” by Cuchulain Kelly:

 

 

Susan Hubbard

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