Andrew Conroy is a Vancouver-based songwriter, musician and producer. He is a versatile, multi-instrumentalist who has performed all over North America, including the famed Viper Room in Hollywood, and as far south as Bucerias, Mexico. For the past 8 years, Conroy has dedicated his time to producing, engineering and writing songs.
His debut album, 1AM in Montreal, is a 7-track pop exploration of modern love. Conroy laments the isolation that comes with so much closeness, the irony of high-density urban living combined with high-volume internet-dating. The album was inspired by a “cold December night in Montreal that involved a depressing strip club, a nameless beautiful girl from McGill University, and my friend getting hustled out of a hundred bucks.”
"Lyrically, I wanted to create a vignette of love and relationships in the 21st century. We have single-serving relationships that are fleeting, and we’re on to the next. We’re concerned about what our Instagram followers think about us, but don’t make the time to form deep connections with friends and lovers."
On this album, Conroy is highlighting the contradictions and absurdity of contemporary romantic encounters with the wit and weight of personal experience: “I have tons of weird, wild, and embarrassing Tinder stories. Some related to the record, some not.”
Conroy moves around a lot and composes as he travels: “parts of the album were written all over Canada during the past few years – from Vancouver to Toronto to Montreal.” Traces of his experiences in those cities are recorded as momentary insights: "It was recorded in my basement. Every song is a reflection of person or time period in my life."
"Musically, the record is heavily inspired by Canadian music that received heavy play on MuchMusic from 2001-2003. Artists like Sloan, Sam Roberts, Gob, Swollen Members, Remy Shand, Snow, and Matthew Good. A weird eclectic mix of inspirations."