Around 1990, a small boy saw Matthew Broderick miming to a Beatles song on a carnival float. Shortly afterwards, he started writing songs, and he’s been doing it ever since. Fast forward a few years and Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis is currently working on his third album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to an LP widely considered one of the strongest Northern Irish albums of 2017, There Are Enough Songs in The World.
Capturing an artist whose music stems from carefully-crafted musings on life, death, relationships and – occasionally – politics, forthcoming single ‘The Fear’ finds Nellis at his most musically earworming, and lyrically incisive best. It’s a feature-length meditation on the the fact “we’re all in this together, for better or worse” that bursts with pathos and melody.
“Nellis’ finely-crafted output has traversed folk-pop balladry, straight-up indie rock and intimate chamber-pop tales.” – Hot Press Magazine
“One of Ireland’s most naturally gifted songsmiths” – The Thin Air