Video Premiere: Junior Brother – The Back of Her

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Back in January, we featured Kerry experimental folk artist Ronan Kealy AKA Junior Brother as one of our ones to watch in 2018. From making his mark at Electric Picnic, Metropolis, Other Voices and elsewhere, to being lined up for a spin on Cillian Murphy’s BBC 6Music show on December 23, he has made good on the promise and then some

Sealing the deal on a very busy year – one that was spun into motion via last year’s ‘Hungover at Mass‘ – is the serene and singular ‘The Back of Her’. It’s a wistful and unravelling heart-stung paean that distils the essence of Kealy’s craft to five minutes. Better still, its video – which was filmed by Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) and directed by Kealy – helps drive the poignant multidimensionality of Kealy’s folk musings home. Have a first look and listen below.

Junior Brother headlines The Sound House in Dublin on December 21.

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