Fresh off the release of his widely-acclaimed EP ‘Transcendence’, Robert O’Connor presents “Save You”, a relentless trance banger that’ll have you ready to party like its 1999 – whether the clubs open or not!
Produced by Gareth Shortland, who was recently recruited to remix hits for Steps and Will Young, the track wears its influences on its sleeve – Chicane and SASH! can be heard in the pure ‘90s production, while the infectious melody is reminiscent of Pet Shop Boys.
In less than three years, O’Connor has released eight singles – from the world-class country ballad “No Second Chances”, described by Caesar Live n Loud as “a timeless classic”, right up to the late-night glistening electro track “Destination Anywhere”. The Dublin-born artist has proved that while he changes musical lanes often, quality control is his best asset.
“When it comes to songwriting, my best work comes fast and is rarely altered from its original state. If the melody feels weak or the lyric doesn’t resonate, it goes in the bin”, Robert explains.
While his name is under-the-radar in the mainstream, O’Connor has generated a plethora of rave reviews for his work in a short time. Reyt Good Magazine hailed his latest EP “a pop masterpiece”, Culture Fix said they were “bowled over from the cinematic intro”, and That Blogger Music gave the record a 10/10 rating, claiming "Transcendence has everything we have come to expect from Robert – catchy lyrics, upbeat vibes and brilliant vocals”.
Best of all, the praise is organic – O’Connor operates as a one-man-machine, with no management, pluggers or label in sight. “I see it as an expensive, time-consuming hobby”, he explains. “My goal is long-term – to create a body of work I can be proud of, rather than chasing a hit that I will then have to repeatedly re-create to remain relevant – where’s the joy, or the artistry, in that?”
“Save You” is released on June 25.