"Too Late" has received the remix treatment, with two re-interpretations being released this Friday!
The remix package is led by a tremendous trance reworking by Gareth Shortland, who is fresh off the back of remixing tracks from Steps' hit 'What The Future Holds' album, and he brings a similar energy to this track.
The release also includes two punchy EDM remixes by Matty Graham.
See the artwork below, shot by Matt n Black.
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Robert is set to release his new single "Too Late" on February 26, a week before 'Transcendence' Deluxe Edition arrives.
Pre-save the track on Spotify now and it'll land in your library on release day!
Check out the artwork below, featuring a shot taken by Matt N Black.
Robert is responding to the rapturous critical acclaim of his 'Transcendence' EP with an expanded deluxe edition of the record, set for release on March 5.
As well as being available across all streaming services, the nine-track EP will be released on special very limited edition CD.
Pre-order your signed copy today exclusively via Bandcamp.
Alternatively, you can pre-save 'Transcendence' on Spotify to receive the deluxe edition in your library on release day!
Robert's latest single "Destination Anywhere" has reached a new peak of #4 on the LGBTQ Music Chart.
If you’d like to cast your vote for the track, no registration required, simply click on the song title.
“Destination Anywhere" is Robert's fifth Top 20 entry on this chart to date following “No Second Chances" (#1), "River" (#2), "Older '20" (#3) and "Real Good Fight" (#13).
“This isn’t an EP. This is an experience. Sit down with your headphones in, turn off your lights, and just listen. Very beautiful, very well produced - this is a pop masterpiece”.
Read RGM's review of 'Transcendence' in full on their website.
“Destination Anywhere” has also landed on RGM’s playlist ‘Reyt Good Magazine: The Playlist’. Listen on Spotify.
"Destination Anywhere" has been added to the Made in Ireland playlist on Spotify by First Music Contact.
Listen to this playlist on Spotify today for all your #NewMusicFriday needs!
Robert will release his new EP ‘Transcendence’ on November 20, we are pleased to announce.
The seven-track record, a collaboration with EDM producer Skynem GT, will include the critically acclaimed singles “Over (Before It’s Begun)”, “Older ’20” and “Real Good Fight”, all remastered for an enhanced listening experience.
The EP will also include new single “Destination Anywhere”, co-produced by Robert together with Skynem GT, and set for release on November 13. Listen to a teaser of the track above via YouTube.
Speaking about the project, Robert said: “I didn’t want to leave these songs floating around the streaming stratosphere as singles – it felt right to bring them together, re-polish them, and add some context in the form of an intro, interlude and outro. Skynem GT and I are delighted with the finished product, and we hope you’ll love it too!”
Check out the artwork for both releases, which was shot by Darius, near to where Robert grew up in Dublin 3.
"Over (Before It's Begun)" has made it on to a very special playlist, Bold Gray Presents 'Last Breath', alongside artists such as Jessie Ware and Josef Salvat.
Listen to the playlist exclusively on Apple Music.
"I like to work alone when writing my lyrics - I don't think there should be a committee involved when you're songwriting".
Read Your Music Experience's 'In Conversation with Robert O'Connor' in full on their website.
Robert's new single "Over (Before It's Begun)" has also been added to YMX's 'Favourite Artists' playlist, which you can listen to on Spotify.
Robert sat down with his local radio station 92.5 Phoenix FM last week to talk about the creation of his new single "Over (Before It's Begun)" during lockdown.
He also spoke about the changing musical landscape, the relationship between fashion and music, and much more!
Listen to the interview in full below via YouTube, and subscribe to Robert's YouTube channel for future content.
The "Over (Before It's Begun)" music video features today on That Buzzing Sound.
The track has also been added to their 'Daily Turntable' playlist on Spotify, alongside great new tracks by Dan + Shay, Maluma, Taylor Swift, and many more!
"Over (Before It's Begun)" is featured on the brilliant Talk About Pop Music website today! Check out the article in full at their website.
The track has also been added to the site's 'Fresh' playlist on Spotify, which is well worth a listen!
"Over (Before It's Begun)" has been added to the Made in Ireland playlist on Spotify by the wonderful First Music Contact.
Listen to this brilliant playlist on Spotify today to discover the very best new Irish releases.
RGM magazine, which recently interviewed Robert, has reviewed "Over (Before It's Begun). Here's what they said about the track:
"While the music portrays a happy beach feeling of sun, sea and dancing, the lyrics are deep and sing about a type of relationship we’ve all had at some point. The one where we think it’s the ‘one’ but instead it doesn’t go anywhere and you are back to square one. Whilst it reminds me that I won’t be on the beach on holiday this year, ‘Over (Before It's Begun)’ is the perfect summer song to get dance to, and just enjoy life too."
Read the review in full at the RGM website.
"Over (Before It's Begun)" has also been added to RGM's 'Cutting Edge Podcast' playlist on Spotify.
Robert is set to release his new single "Over (Before It's Begun)", a collaboration with EDM artist Skynem GT, on July 31.
Pre-save the track on Spotify by clicking this link.
Discussing his decision to work again with the Peruvian producer, Robert said: “During the global pandemic, I took the opportunity to look back through my catalogue and release a bunch of reissues and remasters. When I listened to “Over”, I felt it was a song that had never reached its full potential – the lyric and melody is one of my favourites I’ve written, but the production fell short”.
He added: “Since we were in lockdown, and I was experiencing monumental growth in my streams – up by 743% on Spotify – I felt that it was important to release something, but quality control is important to me, so I decided to take something I thought already had the makings of a great song and allow Skynem GT to work his magic”.
Robert also revealed the track is lyrically a prequel to "Older '20", explaining: "It's about the same relationship, the one you build-up in your head as being "it", and then you get stuck in the friend zone!"
Listen to a clip of the track above, and check out the cover art, shot by Emma Dunne, and designed by Robert himself, below:
The brilliant mash-up artist SalvaFreak, who has created iconic mash-ups for the likes of The Weekend and Ariana Grande, has made a nostalgic version of Robert's single "You Found Me", fusing it together with the 1985 Simple Minds classic "Don't You (Forget About Me)".
Listen to the mash-up on YouTube above, and be sure to check out more of SalvaFreak's work on Soundcloud.
It’s the ultimate #FlashbackFriday!
Bandcamp are kindly waiving their revenue share on artist’s sales until 12am tonight, to help independent artists out with financial losses as a result of COVID 19.
Robert has raided his archives, and released expanded versions of his debut album 'Distance', his EP 'Resistance', as well as every single, to include remixes, instrumentals, unplugged versions, demos and even a previously unreleased track.
His full discography can be purchased now with a 25% discount for €24.75, or you can pick and choose which tracks to buy. Simply head over to Robert's Bandcamp store to start shopping!
Speaking about the release, Robert told his mailing list members:
"In all honesty, I did this more for the sense of completion than for financial gain, because when I think about the artists I follow - Pet Shop Boys spring to mind as an act who reign supreme at this - I really appreciate the option to purchase all of these little extras that otherwise would never see the light of day for one reason or another".
"Older '20" is one of Indie Buddie's Indie Quick Picks! Check out what they said about the track:
"Why We Like It: It’s a heartfelt number embellished with flickering electronics and suspenseful soundscapes. Robert’s warm vocals hold a country tone while the twinkling keys and wispy atmosphere create a soaring gripping quality in the track. The dazzling beats and intense brooding soundscapes provide a pulsing rush of emotion while the catchy melody drifts elegantly upon this bubbling backdrop. It’s a wholesome passionate track backed sublimely by lush intricate electronics".
As revealed last week, Robert will release a "Real Good Fight" Remix EP, featuring the upcoming remix single by contest winner Skynem GT, as well as remixes by Crucethus, Aiyi, Michele Pezone and L.E.G.I.O.N X LFLN.
The collection will be released on August 30 on all streaming outlets. For now, you can hear the Aiyi Remix in full below. The cover art above was shot by Klara McDonnell.
Mysocalledgaylife.co.uk has had it's say on "Real Good Fight". Read the article in full on their site.
You can now vote for the song on this week's LGBTQ Music Chart by clicking here and clicking on the song title. Voting closes on Friday at 11:59pm.
"Real Good Fight" has also been added as the opening song on Mysocalledgaylife.co.uk's Spotify playlist.
In case you missed Robert's interview special with Indie Star Radio last night, its now available to listen back to in full on iTunes, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
During the hour-long conversation, broadcast live from Las Vegas, Robert talked in-depth about his journey back to making music, his thoughts on contemporary country music, and what it's like to work as an independent artist in 2018.
"No Second Chances" has been added to the 'Made in Ireland' playlist curated by First Music Contact.
Check out the playlist, which features the best new releases by Irish artists.
"You Found Me" has landed on another Spotify playlist by the brilliant Essentially Pop, who gave the song a positive review upon its release.
Head over to Spotify to take a listen to the playlist!
Merryn Music has added "You Found Me" to their New Music March playlist, which you can hear now on Spotify.
Many thanks to Jenny Pugh for her continued support!
"You Found Me" has had a great start on streaming platform Spotify, where it has been included on eight playlists.
Follow Robert on his Spotify artist page to keep up with the latest, and don't forget to add the track to your own playlists!