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Kerrin Connolly Named Favorite MA Entry To NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest

The 16 finalists for WBUR's Wicked Good Music contest. (Courtesy of the artists)MoreCloseclosemore
The 16 finalists for WBUR's Wicked Good Music contest. (Courtesy of the artists)

From WBUR's The ARTery

Last month, we invited you to vote on your favorite Massachusetts entry to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest. Voting closed on July 8, and, at last, the numbers are in. We are pleased to announce Kerrin Connolly as the Fan Favorite for her song "It's A Conspiracy." (Anjimile was chosen by a panel of judges as WBUR's favorite.) Connolly will perform at WBUR’s new venue CitySpace, which opens in 2019.
Among this year’s submissions to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest, Connolly’s stood out — not just for its slick production (at least by Tiny Desk Contest standards) but for its clever premise and devilishly catchy melody. “It's A Conspiracy,” one of Connolly’s original compositions, riffs on an oft-explored theme — unrequited love — but with a twist: In this fable, the moon is a scorned lover, and her ex is the human race. “You changed everything with one giant leap/ Then you left me,” Connolly croons. “It’s a conspiracy.”

The 23-year-old Weymouth native is an old hand at the YouTube music video game, having uploaded her first songs to the internet when she was just 13 years old. Those years of experience have garnered Connolly a dedicated online fanbase and over 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Click here for the full article from Reporter Amelia Mason on The ARTery.

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