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Conor Cassidy echoes of Sam Fender in uplifting new single 'Eat Your Heart Out!'
The new single from Conor Cassidy is packed full of rolling tension from the very first seconds thanks to the tight guitar line that sounds ready to explode. ‘Eat Your Heart Out!’ follows on from Connor’s well received debut single ‘Radio Silence’ that was released earlier this year and continues his impressive early form. The song sees Connor wear his retro influences on his sleeve, with tones of American greats such as Bruce Springsteen ringing throughout. Having already toured the US, supported the likes of The Kooks & recorded with GRAMMY award winning producer Simon Climie, you may be surprised to hear that he only has two tracks released under his name. However, they both showcase a maturity and talent in songwriting that far exceeds that of your usual Indie newcomer.
‘Eat Your Heart Out!’ has a warm, uplifting tone. The perpetuating drum rhythm provides a nostalgic, contemplative feel that combines with the soaring vocal style to produce a very Sam Fender esc sound. Now, it may seem very easy to compare new Indie artists to the current star of the scene however Connor’s and Sam’s music really does share a lot of similarities. The heavy focus on Springsteen esc, lyrical songwriting as well as the rich, heartfelt undertones produce an almost timeless sound full of bittersweet optimism that will linger with you long after the final notes.