My name is Conor Furlong. I am a solo artist from Dublin, Ireland.
I write, arrange, perform and produce music in my home studio.
I am often asked how I would describe my music. The best way I know how to answer that is to list my influences. Artists such as: A-ha, R.E.M., The Beach Boys, David Bowie, AIR, The Monkees, Phil Spector and Mercury Rev, among many others.
Paintings and films often influence me as much as music. The works of Monet, Miro, Dali, Hundertwasser, Van Gogh and others are extremely inspiring. They have often made me want to create songs that could in some way compliment the visuals created by those geniuses. I am a huge fan of the films of Hitchcock, and the music Bernard Herrmann composed for his films. The score Herrmann composed for “Vertigo” is a major influence.
I adore making music. I love creating melody and arrangements that serve the songs. Very few things in life give me the joy I feel when I think I’ve created something of which I can be proud.
My songs are typically not sparse recordings, with just a voice and guitar, or piano. Whilst it is entirely possible for one person to play every instrument on a recording, as I do, in order to recreate the arrangements and sound of my songs on stage, I have a band of incredibly talented musicians who help me perform the songs live.
My aim is to make music that I love …and hope that you might love it too.