Songwriting

Conor wrote his first full song when he was 9 in the back of the car on a family vacation, and he’s been writing music ever since. Many of Conor’s songs present unconventional stories or disconcerting paradoxes that run counter to a listener’s expectations. He uses songwriting to untangle questions about a complicated feeling or idea and – sometimes – push the boundaries of acceptability or rationality.

In his song, ‘Teddy Bear,’ for example, the narrator justifies himself, singing ‘I only killed you ‘cos I loved you.’ And in ‘Dear Joy,’ the protagonist pens a wary lament for his lost Joy – was she a human being, or something more?

Below you can listen to a few examples of Conor’s songs, and stay tuned… he’s always writing.