"Mercury" by Conner Youngblood // Mercury - Single (Available Now via Soundcloud)
I know it’s no real way to start a post to promote something so stunning, but - holy shit! Dallas based artist, Conner Youngblood has been floating around the blogosphere for a couple of years now. After a quiet online presence, Youngblood signed with a label, which sadly, eventually fell through (check out the great interview he did with Pigeons and Planes) - luckily for us, the past couple of months have found this talented artist back releasing material online and his most recent track is one to fall in love with. “Mercury”, the latest track to find it’s way to his Soundcloud (soon available on the forthcoming Confidence EP)is something special. Building on the promise of those fantastic early tracks, “Mercury” finds Youngblood building a stunning vista at dawn, hazy at first but slowly exposing a breathtaking beauty as light breaks through and reveals a weary, but wide eyed stunner. Imagine Justin Vernon and Bon Iver collaborating with Takk-era Sigur Ros, and a little Port St. Willow tossed in for good measure and you’ll get close to what awaits on “Mercury”, but that doesn’t do Youngblood the justice he deserves. This is a gorgeous piece of music and you should be listening to it on repeat right now.
* Download the track for free now from the Conner Youngblood Soundcloud.