Simple Kid (real name Kieran McFeely) is an Irish born folk-rock musician who, despite numerous television appearances, still remains in relative obscurity. It was such an appearance on a Channel 4 music documentary that alerted me to his existence.
Appearing on 2, his aptly named second album, Serotonin features some his darker material and feels simpler in composition than the rest of the album. But the beauty of the track lies in how it flows. There are sections of the track where you’re barraged with a constant stream of words. You have to make an effort to listen to it, but once you work out the lyrics, you’ll find its superbly structured.
The attached video was found on Simple Kid’s official youtube channel, though I doubt it was an officially released video clip. It features a bearded McFeely who proceeds to shave off his straggled facial hair. An otherwise inane video is made strangely intriguing with the…