Manchester, UK artist/producer, glue70, (Conor) is back with this catchy and relatable hit called “Spray It Down”, and you don’t want to miss this one. You will want to jam and laugh at the same time with this absolute vibe. The record is here just in time for the groovy new world we are entering. After the serious year we just had, this summer, let’s all just let loose and have fun with life, right? “Spray It Down” is a perfect reminder and representation of just that, with the opening lyrics…
Listen to “Spray It Down” here
<I don’t wanna be famous, I just wanna sing my own songs in the shower (x4)
To everyone out there who sings in the shower, you know you can relate to this one. I don’t know about you but showers really gave me a sense of solace and escape through the lockdown. The shower is a place where many people have their best creative ideas because for once we are not stimulated, we are just alone with our thoughts. Conor embodies this well and takes the listener on a trip through his own sudsy mind. He takes this light-hearted approach even further with silly statements and metaphors to explain his shower experience,
Let me hear that water with the reverb mm, those tiles make my acoustics kinda fresh
Girl hand me that loofah let me scrub you up and down til you say stop, til you’re cleaned up, til I can go.
I gotta spray it down. I gotta wipe it down I gotta spray it down, I don’t wanna have no mould
I don’t wanna have mildew, and I don’t want no condensation>
When asked about the meaning of this song, Conor stated:
“Sometimes the idea of being famous is daunting, or just not an option (Sorry Katherine but your ambient-ska band and its world tour is a pipe dream). In this situation, it’s a good idea to step back and keep things simple and fresh. The shower is a place where we can muse over our creations without judgement, so bring your boombox to the bathroom and blast it solo style.”
Most known for his tracks ‘Casin’ and ‘What You Want’ he’s received editorial support on Spotify’s Chill Tracks, Deep House Relax, & Fresh Finds as well as on Apple Music’s New Music Daily France, Vibes, New in Electronic, & Future Sounds. Over the years he has garnered over 30mm streams mostly independently, also gaining traction on TikTok with more than 30mm views across 13k videos. With previous coverage from the likes of Dummy Mag, Complex, CULTR, Fame Magazine as well as radio support from BBC Radio One, he is not new to the scene. His most recent release “Sons Of Time” which was the lead single on this EP roll out saw support from Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Friday Cratediggers, Our Generation, Pride: UK & Ireland as well as Apple’s Indie + Chill & New In Indie. Check out the captivating psychedelic lyric video he dropped with it as well here.
His last album ‘2070’ released via Majestic Casual Records featured elements of R&B, jazz, and mercurial electronics, further showcasing his extremely eclectic and undeniably forward-thinking production expertise. Additionally, his side project ZULA consisting of him and his girlfriend recently released an EP called Play as well which has garnered support from Complex, Kaultblut, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music as well as Metropolis and Friday Cratediggers.
As for the rest of this year, this is just the beginning. Conor is extremely prolific and has even more projects lined up to come out! He will be featured on Ben Jac’s ‘track of the day’ storytelling project, has remixes lined up for the likes of Jimi Somewhere and Fhin as well as his first headlining show coming up in the UK as well. Outside of traditional music projects he also worked with Ian Urbina on field recordings of the sea for his Ocean Outlaw project.
Be on the lookout for the “Spray It Down” music video coming Wednesday, June 30th directed by Maria Skobeleva (Travis Scott, Tyga, G Easy).