Music from the Heart

Fintan McKahey - Lost Balloons (single)

Fintan McKahey is a low-fi indie singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Cork, Ireland. An active artist since 2016, his 2019 sophomore EP “God Games” received critical acclaim as did his several 2020 singles, achieving national radio play and press acclaim.  He has performed in major venues across the country, including support slots for the likes of The 4 Of Us, The Scratch, Junior Brother, and Roisin O. Though Fintan loves performing, his true passion lies with creating in the studio. Writing and producing from a young age, Fintan creates music that is spacey, chill, and at times experimental and psychedelic, incorporating influences of bedroom pop and trip-hop.

Since the onset of COVID, he has been busy building Ivy Hill Studios which offers a variety of audio and visual services. He was also named as a Hot Press Magazine “Hot for 2021” artist, performed at the Hot Press Y&E Series, and did some successful ticketed live streams.

His new single “Lost Balloons”,  lo-fi acoustic nostalgic song,  featuring Fintan’s signature smoky vocals and pristine production. A mellow beat is met with layered guitars and ambient sounds.In this song, Fintan reflects on how the pressures of modern life can get overwhelming. If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that things aren’t always within our control. Fintan says, “‘Lost Balloons’ is an ode to the slow life, a gentle reminder to take a breath and let life unfold at its own pace. Letting go can be the most liberating feeling there is.”

The evocative feel is set even before the vocal comes in. There's something about McKahey's vocal that goes under your skin. Effortlessly but because of that the impact is even stronger. His voice touches your heart, you realize something's going on after you've already been affected. Only a few can do that. The chilled out vibe is combined with a sense of nostalgia. This is a kind of song that gives you peace. Something you need to hear when the outside world gets too much. A reminder it's fine to take a step back to  look on things from a different perspective..

"You can tell me stories,

Until they’ve all been told.

We can take the long way,

The long way home"


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