Vancouver, BC-based singer-songwriter, Connor Nelson has recently unveiled his sophomore single, “Energy”, which was produced by Nimbus School of Recordings and Media alumni Noah Montemayor who also mixed and mastered it with Andrew Cheema and Jake Harrison.
“Energy” is an anthem of reclamation for when you find yourself in a toxic situation.
The single entices listeners with luscious synths, dreamy arpeggiators, and modern percussion that creates the perfect mash-up of 80’s inspired Electropop, while Connor’s soulful vocals find their roots in R&B. The empowering lyrical content pushes this track into the ‘Feel Good’ category, making it “the perfect song to blast in the car with your friends” says Connor.
“Energy” is about coming to your senses and realizing your worth. It’s that moment when you open your eyes and the fantasy fades, and you finally see everything for what it is and what it has been all along.”
Check out the single below, and find out more about Connor via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi Readers! My name is Connor Nelson and I’m a nineteen-year-old pop/r&b singer/songwriter from Vancouver B.C
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Sonically my music is best described as “bedroom pop in the 80’s”. My lyrics can paint a picture in your head and make you think, but they’re raw and honest as well. The main goal with each song I write is to make people feel heard and understood. When I write I don’t go in knowing what I’m going to write about, I usually hum a melody until I come up with a word or a sentence and then I write a song around that word/sentence.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
At the moment I don’t have any upcoming live shows but I’m currently working on doing live streams on social media due to the current state of the world. My live performances I’d say are pretty fun, energetic, and lively. My banter with the audience can be compared to talking to your best friends, and I love moving around the stage and making interactions with the audience.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I would definitely have to say “Energy”! I love writing sad songs and Energy is so different from a lot of my songs, it’s really up-tempo, carefree and fun.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I’ve been non-stop listening to ‘Save Us’ by Lennon Stella, she’s incredible. I also love ‘You & Jennifer’ by Bülow, ‘Sports Car’ by Valley, and ‘Sad Af’ by Jayde.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.