Rising star Irish singer-songwriter Darren Kiely has dropped his debut EP, Lost. “I’m really excited to release a project that reflects on my journey to this point,” Kiely said. “This EP describes so much of the last few years of my life and I can’t wait to see what you think of it.”
Kiely’s unique presentation of folk-infused pop and lush storytelling, which echoes the backdrop of the Irish countryside where he was raised, is the forefront of his Lost EP. Kiely solo-wrote four of the seven tracks on the project and co-wrote the other three. Lost explores the triumphant war of overcoming self-doubt, struggling to find himself, questioning emotions and seeking answers. The EP features Mom & Dad, which was released this summer as an ode to Kiely’s parents for helping him through tough times. The song debuted in the Top 40 on the Irish Singles Chart and landed him in the Top 5 on the Irish Homegrown chart.
Lost also includes his new song Lost & Found, released last month. Following its release, Grateful Web praised Kiely, noting that he “masterfully carves out his distinctive sound, ensuring he’s not just another voice in the crowd but a force to be reckoned with…Kiely’s journey, filled with challenges, sacrifices, and milestones, is a testament to his talent and determination. The world waits with bated breath for what’s next from this emerging star.” Additionally, Sweety High shared that “Kiely has been making waves with stirring, emotional folk-pop ballads.”
Listen to the Lost EP here and check out the video for latest EP cut Blood Red below:
The rising star is currently on his headline THE ROAD HOME TOUR, which kicked off this past week in Boston and NYC. Kiely is now headed back home to Ireland for the rest of the dates, with stops in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, and Limerick City. The Irish leg of the tour sold out the same day that it went on sale. Additionally, Kiely will be heading out on tour with The 502s after his headlining dates, stopping in 20 major cities in the UK including Berlin, Manchester, Oslo, Paris and Zurich.
Kiely recently announced his headline North American tour for 2024, THE LOST TOUR. Beginning in January, the singer will take the stage in 17 cities across the United States and Canada with stops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, and others. Check out the full list of tour dates and ticket information here.
Pulling inspiration from influences like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and Noah Kahan, Kiely has mastered his own distinctive sound while drawing in fans worldwide. With his social following growing by over 250k since June, Kiely now has over 380k followers and counting across his social platforms.