Robert O’Connor Announces the July Release of New Single

Robert O’Connor has announced the release of his new single, ‘Over (Before It’s Begun)’, set to drop on July 31. The track is the third in a series of collaborations with EDM artist Skynem GT, who won a competition to remix Robert’s single ‘Real Good Fight’ in 2019. The pair went on to enjoy streaming success with ‘Older ‘20’, which proved a slow-burn hit, landing on Spotify playlists and receiving steady radio play, as well as strong reviews. Indie Buddie said: “‘Older ’20’ is a wholesome, passionate track backed sublimely by lush intricate electronics.

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.”

The pair sent files back and forth, eventually settling on a soundscape described by Robert as “Ibiza chill”. Opening with a sole acoustic guitar, the track reveals itself as a sad-banger that Robert says is lyrically a prequel to ‘Older ’20’. He explains: “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!

A restrained synth breakdown leads to a lively second verse that houses some tongue-in-cheek lyrics from Robert: “Cause I was sold on you, on the very first view/If you’d been on auction, I’d bid out of reach for you.” If there was any doubt that Robert’s lyrics reflect his real life, take into consideration that the singer works by day selling houses. His approach to songwriting has been commended by critics, with Room Full of Music calling his lyrics “captivating”, and Pop, Rinse, Repeat hailing his work “Honest songwriting the world needs a lot more of.” Speaking of his commercial expectations of his music, Robert reveals: “Positive reviews are great, radio play is always welcome, because of course you want your music to be heard and enjoyed, but to me the most important thing is legacy – to be able to look back through your output with pride and see growth, experimentation and integrity – success will come and go, but great music lasts forever.”

Website: http://www.iamrobertoconnor.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/robertoconnor
Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamrobertoconnor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamrobertoconnor
YouTube: www.youtube.com/robertoconnormusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3cGgPditxbsHzV6v6jRAXC?si=jUuMwo-GQH2R_WzMX-FA4w
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ie/artist/robert-oconnor/68165886
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/iamrobertoconnor
Bandcamp: https://robertoconnor.bandcamp.com

About IMRO
Our Board
Our People
Press Room
Research
Governance & Policy
Music Creators
Coronavirus Advice & Resources
Join IMRO
IMRO App
Members' Handbook
About Copyright
How do I Copyright a Piece of Music?
Copyright & Traditional Music
Muso Online Protection Solution
History of Performing Rights
FAQs on Copyright
Royalty Distribution Schedule
IMRO Distribution Policies
Competitions & Opportunities
Travel Grant Form
Irish Radio & Useful Contacts
Other Music Bodies in Ireland
Structure of the Irish Music Industry
Affinity Schemes
Music Creators FAQs
International Partners
Music Users
Customer Update | Covid-19
Do I Need a Licence?
Sign Up for a Music Licence
Pay Your Licence Online
IMRO and PPI Tariffs
Dual Music Licence Explained
Music Licences for Businesses
Cinemas
Hair, Beauty & Health
Factories & Offices
Leisure, Sports, Social & Fitness
Functions & Other Events
Jukeboxes
Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Hotels
Transport
Music on Hold
Retail
Music Licences for Live Events
Music Licences for Broadcast & Online
Music for TV Broadcast
IMRO TV Blanket Licence
MCPS TV Blanket Licence
Independent Production Company Licence
Secondary Exploitation / Programme Sales
Music for Radio Broadcast
Music for Online Music Use
Online Music Licences
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD)
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD) Licence Form
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL)
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL) Form
Music licences for Recorded Media
Production Music
Production Music Form
Individual Synchronisation (Sync) Rights
Music Licences for CDs & DVDs
AP2
AP2 Form
Covermount AP7
AP7 (CD) Form
AP7 (DVD) Form
Premium Products
DVD / AVP Licence (Audio-visual product)
Music Services B2B
Music Users FAQs
FAQs on Music Licensing
What’s Your Soundtrack Campaign
Supporting Music
IMRO Live Music Venue Awards
IMRO Tune-Up Your Business Award
IMRO Academy
IMRO Seminars & Workshops
IMRO Music for Film & TV
Other Voices 2020
Sponsorship Applications
News
News Archive
Events
Contact Us

Please select login