Connor is the new moniker from Darcy Thornycroft (formerly known as Female) whose textured songwriting and atmospheric production draw influences from a range of artistic backgrounds. Darcy grew up in the serene country landscape of Daylesford, Australia. He found music early in his life exploring art in the form of photography, design and music.
Around You is the debut single from Connor featuring German vocalist Krue. The pair found creative solace after connecting online in late 2016, behind every record are the inspirations, this was theirs.
I’ve always been very influenced by the soft and somber sounds of Galimatias. His production is moving, elegant and incredibly unique. I appreciate his sound very much for I feel he isn’t trying to follow a genre, a certain sound or slot into a particular scene – he just makes music! And for a number of times I’ve listened to his content, I’m yet to get sick of it.
Atu’s sound fits in well with my style. He writes what he feels, and you can hear that. His incredible ability to convey emotion through music is something I truly admire and will always strive to generate within my own creations.
My favourite artist and by far the most influential to me would be Samuel Burgess Johnson. I’ve been enjoying his pieces every since he hooked up with Ta-Ku a few years ago, and have enjoyed watching his style evolve but still keep the signature look I love.
I think Ta-Ku, especially now more than ever, has always had a large influence on me as a creative. Not only his ability to take amazing photos and further process them and achieve amazing tones and colour – but to capture the emotion from the subject. I love how he focuses strongly on people as a subject for they have so much to tell.
They are not over thought or over processed – they just feel real! This is an art that can be lost these days with the capabilities of post processing, but to capture an image in the moment, the first time; there’s nothing more special.