WATCH: Spoken word artist Natalya O'Flaherty killed it on the Late Late
A powerful summary of the difficulties faced by young Irish people as a new year comes into focus.
If you're not familiar with Dublin poet Natalya O'Flaherty, her turn on Friday night's edition of The Late Late Show should leave a lasting impression.
The 18-year-old has impressed on the iconic show before, so it was no surprise to see her return in such commanding fashion.
"She's somebody that we enjoy seeing because she's got so much to say and she says it so well," noted host Ryan Tubridy.
O'Flaherty stood beneath an intimate spotlight to deliver 'Brass Tax', a powerful piece that reflects the increasing struggles of her generation, underlining just how difficult it is for many young Irish people to simply keep their heads above water.
"The only thing we know is our place," she soberly concluded.
Check the performance out below.
Clip via The Late Late Show
A serious talent worth keeping eyes and ears on, and people took notice.
Superb performance by Natalya O’Flaherty #Tally on the #LateLateShow. Up and coming Spoke Word #artist interrogating our social and cultural environment. The future is bright for the #arts @RyanTubridyShow @thelatelateshow pic.twitter.com/w6E7GJ4XeD
— Niamh Smyth TD (@NiamhSmythTD) January 11, 2019
— Mango (@MangoDassle) January 11, 2019
— Stephen James Smith (@SJSwords) January 12, 2019