Celtic Music Radio Presenter Kara Conway – Debut Single Release ‘Two Hearts’
Celtic Music Radio presenter Kara Conway will release her debut single next month. – By Mike Ritchie
The song, “Two Hearts” – from her forthcoming, four-track EP titled “This Life” – comes out on June 5. Kara said the song was
inspired by a Doctor Who TV storyline.
“I am very excited but also nervous about it all but I do hope people will like what they hear,” said Kara, who taught herself to play guitar while studying at the University of Glasgow between 2013 and 2017.
“The single is a result of me being a massive Doctor Who fan,” said Kara. “It’s kind of a break-up song but it came to me when Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) was the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) companion and she was leaving. I got the piano part first, then the lyrics and it all came together after that.”
Kara has been playing the piano since she was a young girl and says she spent her childhood singing along to her dad playing music by The Beatles, Eric Clapton and The Eagles on guitar and participating in her local choir.
While studying English literature at university, Kara became inspired by the song writing skills of Gabrielle Aplin and began teaching herself guitar so she could perform her own material at open mic nights in and around the city, covering Nick Drake and Crosby Stills and Nash songs, while honing her skills as a singer-songwriter.
Kara has emerged on to the Scottish music scene winning slots at the prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage as part of Celtic Connections, Killin Music Festival and Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie Maclean’s annual Perthshire Amber Festival.
Recently, Kara began hosting an hour-long, Sunday morning show on Celtic Music Radio, where she plays a mixture of music from up and coming and established artists.
“This Life” was recorded at Chem19 Studios in Glasgow where it was produced and engineered by Derek O’Neill (King Creosote) and was mastered by Paul Savage.
“Two Hearts” by Kara Conway will be self-released on June 5.
It will be available via major platforms including Amazon music, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube, Google Play, and Tidal.
by Mike Ritchie