Five Questions With L CON

Photo Credit: Victoria Long

L CON is a band made up of Lisa Conway, Karen Ng, Andrew Collins and Jordan Howard. They have just released a video for their single, “Form of Space”. The track is based on a collection of science fiction stories by Italo Calvi, and the video is a quirky performance piece featuring an eccentric all-female dance troupe from Guelph, ON. We chatted with Lisa a bit for our newest segment of Five Questions With, so check that out below along with the video!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Lisa Conway, and I make music as L CON.  I grew up in rural northern B.C., where I started out playing violin classically and learning fiddle music, and began writing and recording my own songs when I was about twelve. While it’s always been a bit of a struggle for me to practice regularly on any instrument, composing music and tinkering with recorded sounds has continually been a constant part of my life.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I’m notoriously terrible at describing the music that I make, especially as L CON, so I’ve been calling it “experimental pop” – experimenting in the studio has always been a vital component of my creative practice, though I’m a big fan of crafting melodic hooks, and more conventional pop songwriting.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I’ve been taking a little breather from shows to focus on finishing up the next L CON record, but stay tuned for performances in the fall ! Recently, the L CON live band consists of super talents Andrew Collins (bass + bass synth), Jordan Howard (electric guitar), and Karen Ng (saxophone).  Things are obviously a little sparser than the studio recordings, but the material has evolved into a new and exciting beast. I’m not as natural a performer as some, so expect earnestness and sincerity, and not very much slick banter or cool jokes.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Probably one of the new ones that hasn’t been released into the world yet ! It seems like “The Distance of the Moon” has resonated with people, which is really lovely, but “Form of Space” has a rad new video, so I’d probably suggest watching it.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Too many to list !  Jessy Lanza’s a definite fave. When Land of Talk released the song “Inner Lover”, I probably listened to it about twenty times in a row. Maylee Todd is always up to something rad, and I hope we get to play a show with Century Egg soon.

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