Tom Connan Launches a French Invasion with Debut Single “Live My Life”
In today’s world music scene, there are many artists working to “break” in the U.S. market. In French singer-songwriter Tom Connan’s case, he is sliding right into the scene and breaking boundaries while doing it. His debut single “Live My Life” is a pop/dance anthem that is receiving support in clubs and on dance radio around the U.S. and internationally. Writing, singing and dancing to his own beat, Tom Connan is a real artist delivering his unique fresh style. Get to know Tom Connan and his music. We think the French Invasion has begun with his musical genius. We find his voice to be fabulous and we think you’ll agree and want to hear more too!
Where were you born?
In Rueil Malmaison, a small city in the suburbs of Paris. I grew up in Chatou, which is very close to Rueil Malmaison. It’s a bit bourgeois but I love its parks where you can sit and read a book in a quiet area. Perfect when you are creating!
How would you describe your music?
A fresh energy with an 80s-friendly inspiration and a hedonist message in the lyrics.
What genre is it?
A cross between pop, dance and electro.
Who are the members of your band or writing and production team?
I write my songs (lyrics and melodies) all by myself. I produced my songs with producers: Dan Mathews from the Klubjumpers, Sammy Jay and Chris Hall from Play Soho Production
What is the name of your current single release?
“Live My Life”
What is the story behind that song? What inspired you to write it?
I wrote this song when I was giving up my idea of becoming a lawyer: I graduated from Law School but after that, I just thought I had to stop existing and start living, which means, as far as I am concerned, be what I was supposed to be: an artist.
What is your style and what influences it?
I am influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher, French singer Mylene Farmer or more recently Lady Gaga.
Does your music have a message?
Yes, a philosophical message: I invite people to live their lives in a hedonistic way.
Where have you played?
I am playing around Europe right now. In the U.S., I’ve played at the SCMC Music Conference in Washington, D.C. last August and at Webster Hall in NYC last January. I was the only European – and of course the only French artist – at these events. I was very nervous because the clubs were so crowded with people. I got warmed up quickly by the public though—thanks to the host, who announced that I was direct from France. I got very excited. When the music started, I forgot everything: where I was and what I gave up to pursue my dream. It was just me, the microphone and the public. It was such an amazing energy, that I cannot explain. I look forward to hitting a lot more clubs in America soon.