By Stevie Connor.
Combining the natural beauty of West Coast Canada with London, England’s urban forest, Connor Roff's luminous music embraces and showcases his dual nationality. He’s not afraid to explore the depths of both the light and the dark or combine genres such as alternative pop, folk, RnB, and even electronic. Connor's songs and melodies reflect and celebrate his yoga teaching practice and passionate advocacy for the LGBT+ community.
His song, “Somewhere Green” is inspired by our disconnection with mother nature – especially in the western world with corporate capitalism, colonialism and greed.
“So much of this album and this song was inspired by nature,” says Connor. “Not our separateness from it, but our belonging and connectedness to Mother Earth and all things around us. Society, crony capitalism and colonialism has tried to make us forget this, I don’t think intentionally, but from a wounded place. I believe it’s our work as humans to show up and reconnect with Mother Nature, starting with ourselves and how we show up daily. How we show up for each other and the world around us. Never underestimate the healing power of nature.”
Connor and his producer James Turner worked on the song internationally across waters via video call and email. For one of the finishing touches, they added some sounds of birds recorded from their phones in Vancouver and London, UK. Having been a core member of the London Contemporary Voices choir, Connor naturally includes vocal layering, harmonies and soaring refrains in his music production.
Photo Credit: Millissa Martin Photography.
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