Casey Conroy

FRESH: ‘Best Shoes’ – Casey Conroy

Casey Conroy has a pair of “Best Shoes”!

Disruptive pop infused with fresh and sultry R&B sounds is one way to describe Casey Conroy’s melodic sound. The 20 year old once referred to her music as “defiant pop”. She is somebody you can’t categorize. The Orlando native grew up being exposed to different musical genres – allowing her to discover the power of storytelling and creating music that was out of the box.

Music made her feel she could have a voice, a message that was echoed by her father. Casey wrote her first song at 7 years old. It was then that she came to a realization: She wanted to create music. That moment fueled her desire to continue writing and explore different musical artists. “I always really gravitated to artists that were great songwriters first”, she says citing pop and r&b singers as her biggest influences.

Casey has spent the past few years writing and recording music. With the help of her production team, she’s been able to overcome the trials and tribulations in the music industry and create music that is raw, unapologetic, and empowering. Her latest single is “Best Shoes” and Casey took time out to talk about the song with us.

“I wrote “Best Shoes” in a moment where I constantly felt like I was getting up everyday, putting my best foot forward and the world was just knocking me back down. It got to a point where I felt so defeated I just wanted to run home, to the safety and innocence of what it represents. I wanted to call my mom and tell her I was hurting. “Best Shoes’ is that conversation you have, sitting at the end of her bed, telling her everything that’s wrong”.

As we wait for more of Casey Conroy’s original music, the inaugural singer songwriter will continue interpreting this generations sensibilities, through her lyrics.

For more about Casey, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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