“Make It Up” is the new album from Irish singer-songwriter Kevin Herm Connolly.
Kevin has been writing songs since he was eight years old. Since then music has been what he has built his life around, for better or for worse. “I’ve tried living without music as my focus, but it has only led me down some dark alleys…,” he says. “This album is the culmination of several years’ work and making it was a joy. Its release was postponed on a number of occasions, with other less joyful things getting in the way. For that reason, I value it even more and I’m delighted it’s finally going out into the world.”
“The Galwegian’s second album fizzes – and is so playful and packed with so many musical side-turns, you may wonder why he waited a decade to follow up 2009’s acclaimed “Monsters”. Veering from the raw and the grungy – Lemon Bee, Snake Oil – to the trippy and cheery – It’s OK (‘Cos We’re in Love) and Swimming – these 10 tracks of twisted indie-alt-folk bring to mind Eels, Beck and Richard Hawley, particularly on the gorgeous I’m Still in Love with You and the tastefully arranged title track. Well worth the wait.“
– The Sunday Times
“Accomplished and impressive… brings a welcome edge to the Irish singer-songwriter milieu.”
– Hot Press
“Refined and contemplative… layered and varied… a real coming-of age moment.”
– The Connacht Tribune