“SHINE” SHINES BRIGHT IN NEW VIDEO RELEASE!!!

So, this is either going to go really well or really badly…

I wrote “Shine” in early 2017 about the societal unrest that I was witnessing. Hate, brutality, corruption, discrimination, oppression. We say we are an advanced society, but in many ways we are not. Worst of all, I did not like seeing the fear in my friends’ eyes. It was my first year in college, and it certainly gave an interesting perspective of things. Thinking back 3 1/2 years ago, I don’t think I could have imagined all that has happened within the world.

This video was a spur of the moment thing to do, but once I committed to it, I was all in. Everything in this video is here for a reason. There is a purpose to almost every little detail. This is one of those videos you’ll need to watch several times to grasp everything. And I hope it sparks conversations. Legitimate conversations and dialogue. I set out to point out issues I’ve noticed throughout the years, and tried to present them through the use of symbolism and imagery.

We are all included in the global scheme of things. Our actions have consequences. Our absence has consequences. Our words have meaning. Our silence has meaning. For those of us in the United States right now, go out and vote. That is how a democracy should work- it should be the voice of the people. If you want to see change, the change starts with you. Do your duty as a citizen.

Lastly, I would like to point out that many cultures believe something similar:

“Treat others as you would yourself be treated.” — Hinduism

“What you yourself hate do to no man.” — Judaism

“Hurt not others with that which pains you.” — Buddhism

“Do unto all men as you would wish to have done.” — Islam

“Live in harmony, for we are all related.” — Lakota Proverb

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” — Christianity

Our experiences are unique, but emotions and our humanity are shared amongst all of us. Let your inner light shine through. This song, along with much more, will be available on “Away From Home,” releasing November 27th, 2020. Preorder will start October 23rd.

Away From Home Set To Drop Black Friday!

Yes, its official everyone! If you tuned into ZAM Radio with @teravex_ , then you already know. I will finally be releasing my 2nd full length album (1st studio recorded album) and senior capstone project, “Away From Home,” on Black Friday, November 27th!

Why am I just putting this out now? Well, I held off releasing it publicly immediately following my senior playback back in December of 2019 because I wanted the chance to promote it. Prior to Covid, I was planning a small tour to coincide with a summer release. Unfortunately, that all changed, and from the moment things shut down, I’ve been waiting for the “right moment.” But sometimes there is no right moment unless you just make it happen. As I’ve said many times, if the opportunity isn’t there for you, then make it for yourself.

This album chronicles my first three years in college. During quarantine alone, I have changed so much. I am in whole new place in life. I’ve experienced so much, bared many emotions, and have written so much new material since then. I’ve held onto some of these songs up to 4 years now, and it feels good to finally set it free so I can move on to the next chapter.

I have a lot more coming out in anticipation of the release, so stay tuned. Thank you all for your continuous support and love! We’ve got much more to come!

SURPRISE!!! A NEW SINGLE!!!

Just like many musicians during this time period of Covid-19 and social distancing, we have been channeling our time to our craft. This is a song that has come out of this time period, desperately wishing we could all go out soon- safely- and get to enjoy celebrating and dancing together. This is “Dance With Me”

For the rest of the month of May 2020, I will be donating the proceeds of this song on BandCamp to New York Cares’s Covid-19 Relief Fund! Learn more here:

https://conorwalshmusic.bandcamp.com/track/dance-with-me

It all started a couple weeks ago when my mom and I were talking, and she told me that I needed a summer dance song. I told her I’ve been trying for so long to write a happy fun single for a while, but with no luck. Well, as soon as she left the room, I said to myself, “What am I supposed to write? ‘Dance with me! Dance with me! Woah-Oh-Oh!’… Wait a second…” And I was up from 9pm-4am writing the lyrics and overall arrangement. It was also in that time that I came up with the concept of the music video!
A big shoutout must be made to Sean Wendell for playing guitar on this track, along with his production assistance.
I am super excited about this song, and I think that this is a great way to start the summer after graduating college! Thank you so much to all my friends and family for their support in the last 4 years. Each year of college has felt like a whole life in itself. The period came with a lot of challenges, but it also came with a lot of blessings and new opportunities I would not have had elsewhere! I created a whole new family, and created a great launch pad for myself moving forward. I am blessed to have you all in my life.
Thank you for taking this journey with me, and I hope you Dance With Me! 

THE “REGRET” VIDEO IS HERE!!!

Regret was the last of the three songs to have been written for the “Show Them What You Got” EP. Regret is the sad conclusion to the love story presented in Signal to the Sun. I wrote the song while in the midst of concluding an on-and-off again relationship. This song is not bashing anyone, rather, it delves into the insecurities and loss I was feeling during this time period. I’m proud of myself for how I was able to flush out the arrangement and instrumentation for this track, and Alex’s piano kills me every time I hear it. The string section of this piece was inspired by a piano instrumental written by my friend and Music Education major, Sara Parisi. I asked her permission if I could adapt it for Regret, and she happily allowed me. The music video for Regret was shot in my apartment by Rachel D’Amico, I did all the editing for this video, and it features Alex Hitrick and myself. I wanted to go for a brooding, closed-in kind-of feeling. As one can see in the video, all the shots are within this closed off, box-like space. That was meant to represent the closed-off, boxed-in space that the character feels like he is in his head, being trapped by the insecurities. The quick transitions are also meant to represent the constant onslaught of thoughts and restlessness within the character’s head.

I am so excited to finally share this music video with you all! I hope that you watch it, and that you like and share!
Thank you to these wonderful people for their contributions on this track and video
Alex Hitrick for playing on this track and being in the video
Rachel D’Amico for filming the video
Michael Lennon Trageser for helping on set for the video
Sara Parisi for help with the arrangement
Zechariah Allen for helping us record the track
Marta Waterman for her singing and production consultation
Sean Wendell for his production consultation

“Regret” Music Video Promo #2

As many people have started saying recently, I have a particular style- “Conor-isms” as some call it! Yes, I agree that I have a style, but I am breaking out of the mold a little bit at a time, and I believe this song is a testament to that. I tried working on expanding the vocal range, play with the melody a little more, and got to collaborate with some incredible musicians to help flush out the song further! Listen to Regret online now, and watch the video, being released on April 1st! This is not a joke!!

“Regret” Video to be released April 1st, 2020

A little more than a year ago, I recorded my “Show Them What You Got” EP, and a couple months after, filmed the video for the track “Regret.” One year later, it’s my pleasure to finally share this with you. Thank you for all the support from the last single from this EP, “Yes.” I hope you share the love for this video, as well! And thank you to Alex Hitrick, Rachel D’Amico, and Michael Trageser for your part on this process!

SPEND SOME TIME OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO AND TRACK RELEASED!!!

I started writing Spend Some Time the last week of January in 2015, and performed it for the first time on February 2nd. Five years later, the song is now my calling card, helped get me into college, inspired my first album, has been featured on the radio, and has helped me become a finalist and winner of multiple competitions. Take a stroll down memory lane with me as you watch a montage of times I’ve performed Spend Some Time through the years. Listen to Spend Some Time as you have never heard it before. Thank you for spending the last 5 years with me!
Check out the music video here, and go to Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc to listen the song, along with include it on your stories and posts on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and more!
Check it out on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/7KjBSo1io72rW8xljrN3TC

NEW RELEASES FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!

It is now 2020, I have a lot planned for the new year! A little ambitious, and a little unorthodox, but there is a method to the madness… hopefully!

I am still promoting “Show Them What You Got!” “Yes” is still hanging on the IMN charts, and in fact has even gone back up in the past two weeks. If you wish to keep voting for it, check out

https://www.independentmusicnetwork.com/vote.php?genre=M


But it is time to keep moving forward and announce the next single from STWYG: On March 31st, I will be releasing the music video for “Regret,” and a condensed “radio version” of the song! Stay tuned about preorders! I want to thank Alex Hitrick, Rachel D’Amico​, and Michael Lennon Trageser​ for the assistance with this video- Alex for performing in the track and in the video, Rachel for shooting, and Michael for help on the set! This video has been completed for a while now, but we are excited to finally share it with all of you! Stay tuned for preordering and such!

BUT WAIT! I’m not done!

Five years ago, during junior year of high school, I wrote a song and released a song on SoundCloud that would help define the next five years of my life, and what would become a staple of all that I do. In celebration of it’s birth, I am releasing a special edition of “Spend Some Time,” like you have never heard it before! And not just the single is being released, but a brand new music video will be debuting the same day! TWO NEW CONOR WALSH VIDEOS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR!!! This is not meant to get in the way of the “Regret” release- if anything, I hope to keep the excitement rolling through 2020 by providing an extra celebration and thank you to everyone out there! The track will be released on January 31st. You can preorder it now on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play at this link below!

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/conorwalsh/spend-some-time-five-year-anniversary

Thank You For All The “Yes!”

Hello everyone!
https://www.independentmusicnetwork.com/vote.php?genre=M

I wanted to thank all of you for voting for me on through the Independent Music Network, and all the support about the award nominations. Unfortunately, I did not win any, but I want to say congratulations to all the artists, and a big thank you to all of you! “Yes” has been on their charts since end of August, and it remained steady at No. 2 through most of October and November. “Yes” started to drop nearly off the charts in late November and December. At that point, I accepted that it had its run, and I was thankful for the time it was there. But all of a sudden, in the last two weeks, it has risen back up eight spots now sitting at No. 17. And the votes are all relatively close together at the moment. I appreciate everyone who has voted and is continuing to do so! Well, if “Yes” is having a bit of a resurgence, let’s try to get it back up there! Who knows, maybe we can even get it to No. 1! Please take the time to visit the link and vote for “Yes” again please. We didn’t win the award, but maybe we can nab the top of the charts. Nonetheless, thanks for saying “Yes.”

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