Robert was a guest on Dublin Daoine this week, chatting to Larry Skynt about forming his live band, experimenting with EDM producers, and his plans following the release of the "Real Good Fight" Remix EP.
Robert caught up with Emma Mages of UK pop blog Essentially Pop recently to talk about the process behind his "Real Good Fight" remix single, his hopes to make a live record, plus the things he'd change about the music industry.
LGBTQ Music Chart critic Ephram St. Cloud has had his say on the Skynem GT Remix of "Real Good Fight", and it's another positive review!
"I got the chance to take a listen to "Real Good Fight" (Skynem GT Remix), and you really got a great treat waiting for you later this August. It’s catchy and tropical with a touch of Irish charm and very addictive! Looking forward to listen to the whole remix EP in the end of August".
The recently announced Skynem GT Remix of "Real Good Fight" has received its first review from music blog Pop, Rinse, Repeat, and it couldn't be better!
"It takes skill and a mastery of your instrument to not overshadow the original work and Skynem GT has done just that. It's a much easier interpretation to the track all the while building and swelling into a hopeful anthem that just makes you feel good. Music has a way of reaching those parts of you that you didn't know you needed to be touched until it happens and Robert is doing a damn good job at that".
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.
The winner of Robert's recent "Real Good Fight" remix contest is Skynem GT aka Peruvian producer Jordan Artega.
The track will be released as a remix single on August 23, followed by a remix EP featuring a host of remixes by different producers.
Speaking about the winning entry, Robert said: "It stood out as being more than just a remix, even at demo stage - and since then I have worked with this producer in his tireless effort to turn out a remix that matched his vision and mine".
He added: "This single was always about an experimental moment for me, deviating from my recent country output, and now seems like the perfect time to fully embrace that by collaborating with new names in the EDM community".
Listen to a clip of the remix on YouTube, and check out the cover art above, shot by Klara McDonnell.
UK music blog Essentially Pop has written a glowing review of "Real Good Fight".
"The song hits hard for those who see themselves stuck in a rut and not feeling truly happy with where they are in life. With its highly relatable yet inspirational lyrics, O’Connor describes perfectly what it feels like to not feel satisfied with the path that you’re on and changing direction to something that makes you happy.".