DEBUT EP ‘PITY PARTY’ OUT JULY 21ST
“cathartic anthem Dead Body, a punchy track led by raw but jubilant message on realizing your self-worth amid a toxic relationship. With euphoric vocals drifting smoothly over vibrant guitar lines, the track manages to weigh fun-filled vibes up against an intimate experience infused with vulnerability.” EARMILK
“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.” – OFFICIAL CHARTS
“progressive pop hit” (Ur So Cool) – WONDERLAND
“Dublin-based pop artist KEHLI is back with her touching new song “Not OK”, the latest in a long line of singles that has seen her status grow to become one of the country’s leading pop prospects.” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“Irish pop star on the rise, KEHLI” – EUPHORIA
After returning earlier this year to deliver her captivating singles “Lose U Now” and “Dead Body“, the latter of which picked up support on BBC Radio 1’s Future Pop with Mollie King, Apple “New in Pop” playlist addition in 72 Countries, and Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, Irish pop starlet KEHLI has now announced the details behind her eagerly-awaited debut EP ‘Pity Party‘, as well as delivering the new lead offering “All Outta Love“.
Having already made an enormous impact on the pop world these last few years, KEHLI’s long-awaited debut collection arrives after a wealth of highly-acclaimed singles to date. Settling on a five-track release that looks to usher in the next phase of her musical evolution, ‘Pity Party‘ aims to reflect the artist she has grown and matured into these last few years.
Speaking about the new EP, she said, “This EP has been such an amazing experience for me. It has grown since the first time I stepped into the studio at 17 to songs I have only just recorded. I have experienced love in so many different ways that I hope you can hear and feel that through these songs in the EP. The growth of heartbreak, enduring pain and the best of love throughout these years has helped me to be the person I am now delivering you these songs. I hope you listen to these lyrics and really enjoy the music.“
Highlighted by the new offering “All Outta Love“, KEHLI continues her pursuit of warm and invigorating textures throughout this new delight. Coming from the position of a more assured and confident individual at the helm, she looks to create a break-up song with a more positive and empowering edge to it.
Adding about “All Outta Love”, ‘”Writing All Outta Love made me finally realise my worth in a lot of ways. Feeling like you have no more love to give when all you have given is your all is so draining especially for the wrong person!! Walking away from someone that you know is bad for you and are certain as you can be about the situation, can still be so hard. I couldn’t understand for a really long time why I was letting myself go through what I did when I knew I deserved better so I hope people can feel that through the song when they listen to it.”
‘Pity Party’ Tracklist:
- Dead Body
- All Outta Love
- Pity Party
- Hate U
- Used (Bonus Track)
Hailing from Dublin, 21-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music. She’s drawn comparisons to the likes of Mabel, Raye, Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie.
Her music journey began at the tender age of five when she started stage school. There she studied music and dance including contemporary dance, hip-hop and ballet eventually competing at world championship level. Her evolving passion for music encouraged a 14 year old KEHLI to try her hands at a couple of TV music shows (X-Factor, The Voice etc) which gave her invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. Soon after, a rehearsal clip of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s “Let Me Down” made its way onto Instagram, gaining her a small viral moment. This led to the introduction of London-based producer/songwriter MSRD who helped KEHLI hone her sound along with key collaborators such as Cameron Gower Poole (Glowie, Raye) Raheem Bale, Kali Clare and others.
Since her debut release, KEHLI has gone on to achieve many early career milestones. Her TV debut last year was on the Late Late show with Ryan Turbidy following a year where she amassed over 13 million national radio impressions in Ireland with support from the likes of RTE 2 FM, 98 FM, Spin1038, iRadio, BBC R1 and Kiss FM. She was also noted to be the only female singer in the Irish Top 20 charts at the time. Other career highlights include reaching top #5 position in three key UK club charts including Commercial Pop Charts(#4), Upfront Club Charts(#3) and Urban Charts (#3) on her debut release (One Last Kiss) as reported by Music Week.
The Official Charts UK named her ‘One To Watch’ and she has also received support from industry tastemakers like Record of the Day, The Line of Best Fit, EARMILK, CLASH, Wonderland, Nialler 9, Irish Times and many others as well as DSP support from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and Filtr with editorial playlisting. New Music Friday, New Pop UK, Pop remix are some of her Spotify playlist achievements with over 1.1Million cumulative streams across Spotify alone.
Her release “Summer Lovin” was a hit on the Irish airwaves and a DSP favourite landing New Music Friday and 14 other Spotify editorial playlists on release day as well as charting #15 on the TikTok Music Charts on release week. The project has since gone on to garner significant major label interest in the UK and US.