Hi Casey, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi! So good! Thank you so much for having me!!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I Want U”?
So my producer Willy Colón and I pretty much make all of my music falling over each other in his bedroom so a couple months ago we decided to treat ourselves and rent a studio for three days straight to see what would happen. We winded up making 5 songs and “I Want U” was one of them.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Well two things.
I was trying to come out of an insane writer’s block so three nights in a row I stayed up all night writing music to try and break it and one of the nights I came up with idea for “I Want U”.
On the way to the studio Willy and I were listening to the Bee Gee’s “Love You Inside Out” (one of my fav songs) and Toto “Georgy Porgy”. We were jamming, just saying how old school records just had this way of making you feel something good. When we got to the studio we were in that vibe and wanted to see what that feeling would be like in 2019.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
It was absolutely amazing! Before this video, my friends and I had done all my videos ourselves and this time we got to work with Dave Givens, an incredible film maker from NYC. I went to Brooklyn in February to play a show and he happened to be in the audience. He liked my music and then next thing we knew he was Orlando a month later and we shot the video in one day around my neighborhood!
How was the recording and writing process?
Honestly it was really seamless and that’s how I know it’s special. We never at any point felt like we were forcing or pushing something that wasn’t there, it’s very organic in that way. We really allowed ourselves to let the song be what it wanted and trusted ourselves in the process.
What role does Orlando play in your music?
A really big one. Orlando is actually in a pretty amazing time. People don’t think of it as a music city but there’s a lot of new talent coming up really empowering each other and doing really fresh, dope stuff. And it’s cool because I think since the city is so small, we all kinda connect in a circle. There’s a lot of cool collaboration happening. I just released this single called “Can’t Get Enough” with this incredible Orlando artist named Azad Murtazin. He released the song unofficially first on SoundCloud and I fell so in love with it that I was like please let me be apart of what you’re doing.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with or covering someone else rather than on your own?
I think I just try to keep more of an open mind. There’s so much learning opportunity working with people different than you and I’m always interested to see how it can help me grow. Really amazing things happen when two people are able to bring their strengths to the table and see how they naturally meet in the middle.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Definitely! I actually have more music than I know what to do with. I don’t feel boxed in any way to have to make music that sounds a certain way so I have songs with lots of different vibes. Right now I’m just trying to group them all the right way to tell the right story.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
No release date yet but the song I have in mind for the next release as cool summer vibes so probably the beginning of summer. I won’t say the title though because I change my mind all the time!
Any plans to hit the road?
Nothing specific yet but that’s my biggest goal for 2019!
What else is happening next in Casey Conroy’s world?
Just creating lots of new music, content and playing shows as much as I can. I’m starting to play live a lot more often now which is awesome because that’s probably my favorite part of music!
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