As his career continues to escalate and advance, British songwriter/genre-crossover artist Conor Albert has shared his new single “Keep Your Faith”, the second from his upcoming album Collage 2. The new collection is a continuation of his debut EP Collage 1, and will be officially released on Ninja Tune in North America as a new signing, along with Young Poet for the rest of the world.
“Keep Your Faith”, co-written with singer-songwriter Carmody and featuring backing vocals from Matilda Mann, stands as the first Conor Albert track to be led by his own vocals. Naturally, the soulful indie pop effort is rounded out by the his groovy guitar licks and jazzy influences, as Albert looks back on a previous relationship that faded out.
Of the new single, Conor said: “The song is about the latter stages of my last relationship. My ex felt that I basically didn’t love her anymore and this is a song I wrote to try and express the ways that I still did and how we should hold on to the relationship. We did end up splitting in the end which makes the song bittersweet but I’m glad I have that moment of my life crystallised to look back on. This is the most personal, exposing song I have ever released.”
Commenting on how the song came together, Conor went on to say: “I wrote the initial chorus idea late last year and that was how it was left for quite a while until I got Carmody to help me out with the verses. With anyone else I think I would have been quite shy to work on such a personal song, but I’ve known Carmody for years, so it was a very comfortable experience. Sometimes I have this ego driven idea where I’m like “I should write, produce, play, arrange everything on this song just to test myself”, but with this project I’ve found it so beneficial to enlist help from some of my friends. Aside from it just making the whole process quicker, it also gives the songs a new perspective that I never would have seen on my own. Carmody has such a way with lyrics and so working with her was so easy, we wrote the rest of the song in a few hours together.”
Listen to the single below: