Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Connor Mac

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

See Through was written in the Swiss Alps with my friend Giles Nuttall 3-4 years ago and is a song that touches on insecurities and self-doubt.

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

My first original single released was ‘Weird’ which I was optimistic about, maybe naively so, however, it didn’t get any recognition so it’s now great to see that my more recent releases are getting play listing.

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

My favorite song so far from the upcoming album is called Pictures Say Nothing, which is set to release early next year. 

Your favourite song to play live:

See Through, my most recent release, which always goes down well.

The song that was the longest to write and why?

My song Purpose, which was released earlier this year, took a long time to craft the lyrics, particularly in the second verse and the chorus hook.

Your most emotional track:

Stay with Me Now will be released April 2023 and is about the impact of illness on families.

The best lyric you have ever written:

From my song Purpose, released earlier this year:

Your barricade’s fallen in front of me

I guess that was all for show

You go silent when we’re in company 

But you are vulnerable when we’re alone

Such a great moment when this came together, which might not be obvious to the listener, but it really rounded off what the song was about for me.

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

Excitement and adrenalin.

The hardest track to play live:

Spacemen always challenges me because of how down tempo it is, which makes the looping aspect difficult to get right.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

When I do gigs abroad I always take my guitar (!) and my own mic (you would be surprised how much spit goes into a microphone).

Describe your fans in three words:

Amazing, wonderful people.

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ by Bonnie Raitt. Easily one of the best and most emotional songs ever written.

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

The highlight of 2023 will be the release of my first album in the summer. Prior to that I will be releasing three more singles in the run up to it.   

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