ARMED with a sensational voice and a bold, utterly fearless approach to her craft; Carly Connor is back and she’s sounding better than ever. First tipped for success a few years ago, the young singer-songwriter from Easterhouse finally looks ready to fulfil her well-documented potential with the release of a fantastic Motown inspired stomper by the name of ‘Who’s Gonna Love You?’
Choosing to disappear from the limelight for a number of years in order to retreat into her work, the arrival of the new single feels like the moment we’ve all been waiting for from the songstress. With a raw and powerful voice that is able to lend itself to rock as well as vintage soul, ‘Who’s Gonna Love You?’ injects her old-school influences with a modern flair. Delivered over a clean, sixties-indebted instrumental, her heartfelt lyrics are delivered with all the grit and authenticity of her bygone heroes.
Channelling the fierce, soulful energy of Janis Joplin and the brazen attitude of Amy Winehouse, it seems that Connor’s wealth of experience has brought her back an even stronger artist and Glasgow’s music scene is all the better for her return. Marking the beginning of an exciting new era for the singer, Connor will launch the single at King Tut’s this Saturday with support from The Julie Ann Band and Billy Mitchell. Get your ticket here.
Check out the track below.