‘Lost Balloons’ is the brand new, acoustically-driven track from Irish based singer/songwriter and producer Fintan McKahey. The short-and-sweet song sees McKahey reflecting on the pressures of modern life, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s “an ode to the slow life,” says the musician. “A gentle reminder to take a breath and let life unfold at its own pace.” Recorded at his very own Ivy Hill Studios, ‘Lost Balloons’ is charmingly mellow, warm, and inviting. On the vocal side of things, Fintan’s signature smooth and smoky voice adds yet another layer of comfort and nostalgia to the song, and I’m instantly reminded of Erik Francis Schrody, better known as Everlast. Inspired by the likes of Chet Faker, Ben Howard, Still Woozy, and Feng Suave, Fintan McKahey has been able to craft his own unique sound that is unbelievably captivating and honest.
‘Lost Balloons’ is a warm, mellow, and beautiful little tune from an incredibly talented artist.Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
‘Lost Balloons’ is a reflection of 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. Letting go can be the most liberating feeling there is.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
I really hope that younger people can connect with this track as I feel that modern life is getting more and more fast paced and it’s the youth like myself that are getting so caught up in the rat race. This song is a reminder to take it slow and enjoy the small moments in life.
What are your favourite lyrics in the song?
”We can take the long way, the long way home.”
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
I am working on loads of new material and exploring with a slightly different sound so I hope that I can get an album together to release in the next year or so and coincide this with a tour.
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