There were many musicians before Conan who were called the Prince of Pop, and because that title is always taken by someone new I wanted to give Conan Gray this title ‘The Queens’ King’ what in my opinion perfectly suits his music, let me tell you why… And if you never heard of him before be prepared because you about to know a new artist who’s music you just will fall for.
Conan Gray with Irish and Japanese heritage, was always an art-kid who started unfurl his wings on youtube, and years later slowly become a signed singer to Republic Records.
Conan perfectly fits into today’s world of music, yet as if he is a colourful spot in the middle of everything. Nowadays, the younger music audience ( including me) wants two things in music; one ‘It needs to be honest’, two ‘It needs to be relatable, most people want to identify with the meaning of the song, many people need to feel that the song is about them, that they were to muse to the lines and words’. Both Crush Culture, Generation Why and This Town meet these criteria perfectly. Then comes Gray’s newer songs, Comfort Crowd and Checkmate, which are besides being fantastic songs; perfectly illustrate the ever-changing nature of everything, we have gone from colourful to darkness and turned from world to love.
I think and hope that at first, Conan’s music will touch you but probably eventually his personality will keep you for the long run. There is this saying that three things are needed to be successful; be really good at what you do, or be on time or be really really kind. And in Conan, two of the three are sure, so I think he is going to rise, so watch out in the World cuz Conan Gray is coming to make you a better place.
And even if it is not the right moment in time for Conan in your life, just keep him in the back of your mind, cuz who knows one day the time can come, when you just gonna stand on the sunlight and his music will be the perfect melody to dance to.