Irish alt-pop composer Conor Furlong first started to turn heads in his homeland just over two and a half years ago when he unleashed his inaugural album, Adventure. Written, arranged, performed and produced by the dexterous Dublin musician himself, the enthrallingly reflective twelve track endeavour was originally released as a free download in the hopes that “it might be able to make a bad day feel a bit better and maybe even make a great day even more great.”
Furlong followed the record with two singles entitled “In Paradise” and “Blinding Light” in 2015 and 2016, respectively, both of which built upon the captivatingly contemplative sound showcased by the songs on Adventure. Now he’s returned to engross listeners again with another thoughtful new tune named “Right”.
The affable four and a half minute offering is introduced through some soft but stirring electronics before an enticingly soothing serenade steps into the spotlight at the start of the serene first stanza. The ambience remains mellow and moving as the whole thing drifts gently in the direction of a wonderfully warm yet resonant chorus at the end of the opening minute.
This is succeeded by an introspective second verse full of friendly music and pleasant singing, all of which paves the way to a remarkably ethereal instrumental exhibition about three quarters of the way through. One last volley of vibrant vocals follows from here, setting the scene for a superbly powerful symphonic finish. The result is an incredibly commanding but cordial electro-pop piece that lives up to the high standard set by its predecessors. You can investigate “Right” for yourself on Furlong’s official website now, where it’s also available as a free download.