2015 – Peter Kelly Music
By Phillip Smith; June 4, 2016
Rich poppy melodies and dark poignant lyrics are the focus of Peter Kelly’s album Don’t Let Me Be Alone. The ten original songs from this New York singer/songwriter are smart and all beautifully performed by Kelly himself. “Live The Dream” sweetly ushers the listener in with lush vocals and swirling rhythms. Following is the quirky anthem for codependents ”Don’t Let Me Be Alone”, in which Kelly keeps things flowing with contagious hooks. Irony is king in “Suicidal”. This upbeat ditty about cloaking suicidal thoughts with fake smiles is infectious and clever. It is one of my favorites. Kelly blends rap and pop, topped off with melodic vocals, for “Tailwind (It’s a Beautiful Day)”, a song I love to start the day with.
Don’t Let Me Be Alone is a terrific listen from beginning to end, and comes highly recommended.