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Joshy Connor Returns With A Love Unknown

The London singer-songwriter keeps it beautifully simple on his comeback album.

Joshy Connor embraces new sensations and experiences on his genre-fusing comeback album Love Unknown — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Fusing elements of folk, pop and neo-soul with poems penned between personal and professional milestones, Love Unknown shines a new spotlight on Connor’s signature singer-songwriter sound. With a foundation of elegant guitar lines and vocals, these songs allow his mutli-faceted influences to transform the tracks.

“My motivation for making music remains rooted in my deep love for it,” Connor says. “I am happiest when playing, recording, or writing music. This album draws on a diverse range of influences, including folk, jazz, electronic, and neo-soul. Each track, I hope, brings something different whilst being centred around memorable tunes and intricate guitar parts.”

Connor collaborated with Brazilian producer and multi-instrumentalist Murillo Sguillaro (Beatflux, Alice SK), who lent both production savvy and guitar flair to a few tracks. The beauty of simplicity was an essential focus for Connor, and the soundscapes of each track demonstrate the captivating impact of his approach.“During the writing process, I aimed for simplicity, clarity, and minimal production, which presented its own enjoyable challenges,” he says.

In the single Truth, complex percussion and electronic elements intertwine with the folk-fuelled guitar riffs. Lighthouse brings the neo-soul atmosphere to the album, melding together moments of soulful synths and slick guitar lines. North and What To Do showcase the softer side of Connor’s artistry, as these ballads boast his signature emotive, poignant lyrics and beautiful melodies melting into the guitar lines. All 11 tracks offer up a different side to Connor’s sound, resulting in a captivating listen.

Based in South-East London, Connor has been creating and releasing music for over 10 years. His debut album Running was released back in 2011. Since then, he has released a string of singles, two EPs and the album Chronicles (2014). Despite his recent hiatus, Connor never abandoned his creative side.

“Amidst the busyness of life — managing a small business, fatherhood, and all that entails — I have struggled to find time for songwriting over the past few years but started to read a lot, and try to write, poetry instead, which I could do in any moments that I had spare.”

Listen to Love Unknown below and follow Joshy Connor on Instagram.