Five Questions With Conor Gains

27-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Conor Gains has released his new EP, Threë.

It’s an accurate description for an accomplished artist who’s beginning a fresh slate. Conor Gains deftly distills the beautiful, ordinary, and seismic parts of our human experience into bewitching lyrics you can visualize in your mind’s eye; he makes Springsteen-esque good time  Rock ‘n’ Roll that both wrestles with mortality and celebrates life. It’s informed by a grand optimism with a discernable mission.

Check out Threë below, and find out more about Conor via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hello there readers, I’m Conor Gains. I like writing songs and singing them for people, preferably in person, of course. But I’ll take what I can get. Grateful to share music with you in any form.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I would say my music is centered in on the “Ouff” factor. This is the feeling one gets when listening to a song that makes you feel something. “Ouff” can be a lyric that speaks to something you had experienced but maybe lacked the words to articulate. Or “Ouff” can be more of a dirty feeling of a deep funk groove. Life brings us all kinds of “Ouff’s” and I take it upon myself to try to transform them into bite-sized relatable connectors to help process this wildly sad and beautiful world.

How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?

I have been using this “free time” to create more value as an artist. I have been writing at least 3 or 4 songs a week these days and studying Logic Pro X. It’s a wonderful feeling being at a place where I can make high-quality demo’s from my home studio. So good to finally be able to hear an idea in my head and have the “know-how” to be able to get that song out of my head and hear it back in its fullness. Getting better all the time.

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

Tough question…

I would say, listen to my song “Mirror” that I wrote with my friend Jesse Gold. It’s my favourite song on my Album “Three”.

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

I have been listening to a lot of JP Saxe. He’s an incredible writer.  Love Jesse Gold, JJ Wilde, Gracie Ella, Daniel Ceasar, Kc Roberts & The Live Revolution, and loving the Sheepdog’s new stuff especially since Jimmy Bowskill joined them.

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