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Anniversary of “Adventure”

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It’s the anniversary of my album, “Adventure“!

To mark the occasion, I’m releasing a song that was not a single at the time of the album’s release. It is, however, a song I love and of which I am very proud.

The song is called, “The Stars Are Out Tonight”.

You can check out the song below. “Adventure” is available as a free download here.

“Golden Age of Athens” is out now!

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You can download my new single “Golden Age of Athens” for free here:

Golden Age of Athens

Simply right-click on the link above and select “Save link as…”

Hope you enjoy it

Conor

“Golden Age of Athens” out on Tuesday

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My new single “Golden Age of Athens” will be released on Tuesday 26 July.

It will be available to download for free right here on conorfurlong.com

Can’t wait for you to hear it :-)

Conor

Coming Soon

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Golden Age of Athens

 

Pure M reviews “Blinding Light”

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Pure M has reviewed my new single, Blinding Light. Here are the thoughts of writer Dave Simpson:

For those that might have missed it, Irish artist Conor Furlong originally arrived on the scene in 2014 with his impressive inaugural album, Adventure. Since then, he’s kept himself busy by writing and recording more material, all of which he graciously gives away for free once it arrives on social media. After following up his debut record with the anthem “In Paradise” last year, he has returned with a brand new offering entitled “Blinding Light”.

Airy electronics introduce the track amid upbeat guitars and pleasant percussion. It all quickly increases in volume and velocity while emanating an affecting edge throughout the first forty seconds. It’s then that bright vocals begin to echo enthrallingly across the air, sounding simultaneously ethereal and optimistic. Another loud and lively instrumental sequence fills the void between the verses afterwards, feeling even more epic than the enlivening opening exhibition.

Things tone down approaching the midway mark as a collection of cool and compelling electronics take over. It’s not long though before the music regains its momentum, setting the scene for smooth and spirited singing to set in again. The speed stays extreme through the third minute as invigorating guitars step into the spotlight and excite until the entire thing arrives at a soft and serene finish.

This is a very natural evolution of the work already released by Furlong. He has managed to recapture the deep and meaningful mood that made his previous pieces so praiseworthy, while also succeeding in creating something that feels fresh and effective. You can experience the song for yourself on Soundcloud now.

(Dave Simpson, Pure M)

“Blinding Light” out now!

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You can download my brand new single “Blinding Light” for free here:

Blinding Light

Simply right-click on the link above and select “Save link as…”
 

25.02.16

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Blinding Light

 

David Bowie

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You were an inspiration. You always will be.

I can’t believe you’re gone.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

David Bowie

 

Pure M Awards preview

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Nate Mona of Pure M has written some very kind words about me as part of a feature about the upcoming Pure M Awards.

Here’s some of what he has written:

“Who says they don’t make ‘em like they used to?

Anyone who grew up with early-to-mid 90s UK alt rock will never get to say that wonderful, terrible sentence ever again, because Conor Furlong is the resurrection. No, Conor Furlong is not four mates from the north of England, destined to bicker and squabble and drug until the music becomes an afterthought… no, in a crowd of folksy folks and pop without a pop, he stands out as someone writing some great, substantial songs.

But it wouldn’t be fair to pigeonhole dear Conor by saying it’s by the numbers alt rock. Funnily enough, he’s not rock at all… not even in the slightest. This is pop with the depth of sensibilities of that kind of song writing. On the face of it, In Paradise could be a Coldplay or a Keane song with just a little bit extra lurking behind the veneer. In fact, you could dismantle his entire Adventure album and pick and choose any or all of the tracks as standout singles for any number of established artists. That is when you know Conor Furlong is someone who can hold his own, who really deserves the Best Male nomination, if not the Best Male award. If nothing else, you have to acknowledge that performing, producing, and arranging the whole album all by his onesies is a feat, particularly considering the quality of track.

You also have to remember, that in recording the whole thing himself – or as Pure M’s own Dave ‘the machine’ Simpson referred to it, “the passion project of but a single individual” – you’re essentially listening to live recordings with no frills, expensive post-production, or extensive external input. It further cements that Conor Furlong is an immense talent, the likes of which you seldom have the joy of seeing.

At the end of the day, it’s about the songs. On paper, in your ear, in your head, and Conor Furlong has them. For my money, he is the Best Male act of 2015.”

You can read the full feature here.

Best Male – Pure M Awards 2015

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I am delighted to hear that I have been selected as one of the five finalists for Best Male at the Pure M Awards 2015.

Very exciting!

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