TRACK REVIEW: Conor Michael – Alone | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Conor Michael‘s latest track, Alone, delves into the depths of solitude with a raw honesty reminiscent of his influences, including Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran. The poignant narrative unfolds as Michael grapples with feelings of isolation, juxtaposed with a desire to retreat into the safety of home.

The addition of violin, reminiscent of Rice’s emotive style, weaves a haunting presence, lurking in the background like a spectre of emotion, while Michael’s robust vocals channel the intimacy of Sheeran’s slower ballads. However, the crescendo feels slightly hurried, detracting from its otherwise melancholic essence. Nonetheless, Conor’s recent success, including charting in the Official UK physical charts with 2022’s Home, underscores his potential. Alone leaves listeners yearning to delve deeper into these narratives.

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