LONDON O’CONNOR - OΔ CD / Opaque Yellow Vinyl IN STORES FEB 17
London O’Connor is a New York based self-produced songwriter from suburban Southern California.
His debut album, titled OΔ, was created entirely from his backpack while living between apartments in
OΔ is based on the suburban upbringing he fled to NY from. Initially released on Soundcloud, the album
garnered him international critical acclaim, which led him to travelling to play shows in the UK, France
and New York (as part of MoMA’s PS1 concert series) and perform on BBC’s Radio1 within months of its
London O’Connor’s work is honest, inventive and spatial, ranging from expansive ambient renderings of
his travels to more turbulent, focused pop statements about the unrest of domestic American life. OΔ
represents a new type of musical project, birthed onto the internet and referential to a range of musicians
from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt to early Beck in its genre-spanning explorations.
Originally released on Soundcloud, the album has been remastered and is presented on opaque yellow
vinyl for the first pressing.
With a North American tour coming in 2017, press has appeared in Pitchfork, Fader, DAZED, SPIN, The
Guardian and long form New Yorker piece.
“As expertly constructed a pop album as anything that will be released this year.” – Pitchfork
“A singular talent.” – The Guardian
“A dreamy tribute to growing up bored in the suburbs and finding adventure in the nether regions of his
imagination.” – The FADER
“Effortless and blissful, like falling asleep in the grass.” – DAZED
“OΔ works like a mini motion picture.” – Pigeons & Planes
Born and raised in San Marcos, CA, 24-year-old London O’Connor knows first hand about suburban
boredom. Hazy summers, quiet nights, all of that shaped his childhood, and that boredom, per say,
helped him become more in tune with so much of today’s youth—video games, neighbourhood hangs,
growing up on the internet. These days London, who moved to New York to study at NYU’s Clive Davis
Institute of Recorded Music after graduating from high school in 2009, is spending his time skating,
accumulating one of the best wardrobes in music, and making some incredible music.
OΔ is a melting pot of sounds, entirely produced, written and performed by O’Connor. It’s not a rap
album, it’s not a pop album—it’s a truly all-encompassing project filled with crooning, rhymes, and a
variety of different sounds that, all at once, capture teenage angst, growing up, and romance. There’s
obvious standouts—“Oatmeal,” his debut single for which he created an entire video game around,
“Nobody Hangs Out Anymore,” a song about disconnection from the world and friends. But it’s on tracks
like “Natural,” where his overwhelming, lush production paired with conversational rhymes hit you dead in
your heart, because there’s not one song on the project people won’t relate to.
His rhymes are vulnerable, and insecurities and honesty run rampant throughout the project. – Complex
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