Listen: London O'Connor - O∆ Album Stream

Listen: London O'Connor - O∆ Album Stream

Heartfelt, off-key and unashamedly human rap from New York.

On your first couple of spins of a track like Steal, you might squint and cringe at London O’Connor struggling to hit those high notes, even though the melodies are undeniable. He’s a solid, self-trained musician, and a promising rapper, but his singing voice is an acquired taste. Give his debut album, O∆, a chance however, and you’ll quickly realise the rough edges just add to his heart-on-sleeve charm.

As far as the raps are concerned, O’Connor’s delivery is like the sweet younger brother of professional rap brats Odd Future. There’s hints of Earl Sweatshirt in the deadpan delivery, sans the crushing nihilism, or Tyler, The Creator in the instrumentals; tracks awash with 80s synths and drum machines (O’Connor, like Tyler, favours the piano as a compositional medium).

O’Connor deals with concepts such as love, heartbreak, petty theft, and intergalactic travel. But it’s rap through a suburban lens, without the ego or pretense, just a guy with a piano and an ear for melody, delivering an authentic glimpse into his world. Stream the album below, or download it for free HERE.

Follow London O'Connor: FACEBOOK / TWITTER / TUMBLR

Group Chat: It's OKENYO, Miss Blanks & Jesswar's world, and we're all just livin' in it

The trio have just released a monster new single, WOMAN'S WORLD 2.0.

1 year ago

Turn Up Friday Artist Spotlight: Young Thug

Five of the best from one of music’s most intriguing and polarising acts.

3 years ago

Watch: Coin Banks - Highs & Lows feat. Ánders & The Ruby Horns

The rapidly-rising Perth MC throws a party in his new video clip.

4 years ago

Watch: Danny Seth – I Arise Because

The British Are Coming…

4 years ago

Close
-->