Minneapolis Indie-Pop Artist LANDON CONRATH Confronts His Demons on New Song “Last Week”
February 4, 2022 BY George Chammas
Minneapolis rising indie artist Landon Conrath didn’t think he’d be writing, recording, and producing his own songs. A drummer by trade, Conrath was encouraged by a friend to turn his ideas into polished works of art. Despite going viral on Spotify, signing a record deal, playing his first show to a sold-out crowd, and releasing his lauded 2021 EP Dazed & Confused, Conrath has always struggled with his own inner demons of self-doubt. Today, he opens up about an unhealthy relationship with a former collaborator in the new song “Last Week.”
Landon explains, “Last Week is about a person in my life who made me feel like I was constantly under their feet. We worked super closely together but I always felt like my ideas weren’t good enough and that I should just quit music in general. Whether it was truly a bad situation or if I just put those ideals on myself, this song illustrates with the struggles of self-worth.”
“Last Week” is an honest account of how negative relationships can affect our mental well-being. Landon juxtaposes his cathartic lyricism with uplifting melodies, showing listeners that there’s always a way to heal.
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Since making his debut in 2020, Landon Conrath’s distinctive brand of hook-laden indie-pop has seen him become a viral sensation on Spotify landing on influential playlists virtually overnight. His authentic, off-the-cuff style has resonated with listeners around the world amassing millions of streams. “I never wanted to make anything that was based on a trend. It’s exciting to have the freedom to really choose who I want to be and what I want to say. My goal is to make music that people can connect with.”
There’s a palpable energy on singles “Papercuts” and “lowercase,” as honest lyrics reflect on the perils of youth and “letting your heart do all the thinking.” The latest exploration, Dazed & Confused(2021) is a collection of up-tempo grooves full of glistening guitar licks and late-night revelations. It’s two am on the phone again, you got me thinking we’re more than friends, he croons in “2AM.”
With each phrase Landon lives in the moment, whether it’s emotional hell, taking kicks to the belt, or dealing with a love interest that’s in his head wreaking havoc, we’re right there with him. “I think everyone has felt that sting of being led to believe something that isn’t true and the fallout that can take place in your brain.” Landon uses music to grapple with his uncertainty. He graduated college during the pandemic, found a new relationship, and signed a record deal with Nettwerk. Through it all, he’s found a way to stay true to himself.
LANDON CONRATH IN THE PRESS…
“A palpable energy reflecting a quick heartbeat and reminiscent memories of driving recklessly with friends.” –Early Rising
Song of the Day – The Current
“The blend of honest lyrics matched with the happy production is perfect, and it has us all wanting more from the emerging artist.” –Banger of the Day
“…fresh and upbeat indie-pop delight…” –Mystic Sons