Conor Maynard is a talented singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Not too long ago, he released an appealing music video for his “If I Ever” single.
Conor Maynard – “If I Ever” music video
“‘If I Ever’ is the first of a series of songs I wrote about an extremely difficult breakup I went through last year. It was a unique relationship and hard to write about because 90% of it took place over phone calls and video calls, which I understand was common during the pandemic. This song captures my emotional experience following that breakup, and the anticipation I continue to feel about my upcoming appearance in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, since in our last conversation, she told me she still hopes to see me there.” – Conor Maynard explained
The Conor Maynard-directed video finds the pop star exploring trust and suspicion in a relationship shared with his significant other. On one side, we see Maynard snooping on his girlfriend’s phone and the fallout that has on him and their relationship. On the other side, we glimpse an alternate reality in which he doesn’t peek into her device, and the loving life they go on to lead. The video asks the daring question, is it better to live in blissful ignorance or face the painful reality? Also, is it wise to take a step back from everything, rather than trying to pretend everything is fine?
‘If I Ever’ is the first taste of a bold new slate of material that Conor plans to release throughout 2023. Featuring fiercely personal songwriting and new confidence found touring the world, “If I Ever” marks a creative turning point for Conor, as he lets the abundant skills of his youth blossom and steers him into new directions of artistry and creativity.
“I can’t bare to see you again.”
“Sonically, this song is very different from any of my previous work, drawing inspiration from artists like The 1975 and The Weeknd. The song may sound quite upbeat and positive at first, but upon a closer listen, you’ll realize that the lyrics are about a desperate heartbreak. I collaborated with one of my close friends on this track, writing and scrapping more than 50 songs over the course of a few months before we finally found a way to translate the story in a way that felt authentic to me.” – Conor Maynard explained
Conor Maynard rose to fame in 2012 when he won MTV’s Brand New for 2012 award, competing alongside Delilah, Michael Kiwanuka, Lana Del Rey, and Lianne La Havas. He was later signed to Parlophone and became one of the first home-grown talents to transition from online to IRL pop stardom, proving the power of digital audiences while breaking new ground for countless other upcoming artists. He earned the mentorship of Ne-Yo and then exploded with his debut album, “Contrast,” which reached #1 and produced five Top Ten singles.
The album catapulted Conor to international stardom, with his YouTube channel alone boasting 13.3 million subscribers and 2.5 billion views. World tours, awards, and collaborations with major artists followed, including Pharrell Williams, The Invisible Men, and Rita Ora. Conor even starred in the Broadway show, “Kinky Boots,” showcasing another side to his multi-faceted talent.
“I took the time to pour it all into the only thing that ever seems to help me get through difficult moments – my music.” — Conor Maynard
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