Derry singer Conor McGinty said he is delighted to be releasing his debut original single today, just weeks after bowing out of X Factor.
The talented singer describes his new song ‘Kings Of Our Time’ as having a “dark pop” vibe, as the single is released on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all the other major outlets.
A music video for the song was shot over recent days at St Columb’s Hall and it will be available to watch on YouTube and Facebook later this week.
The song was written specifically for Conor by David Oliver from Strabane, whom the Derry singer described as a “fantastic singer/songwriter/producer” in his own right.
David Oliver contacted Conor just days after he left X Factor, and played the song to him at Thornhill College.
“I knew the minute he played the song to me that it was for me,” Conor said.
“I think the great thing about the song is it has so many lyrics relevant to today world.”
The single was recorded with Terry McGinty in Valley Music Studios in Ballybofey with full orchestra, and showcased at the Millennium Forum last week at a 30th anniversary concert for Childline.
“The single went down really well,” Conor said. “Dame Esther Rantzen who founded Childline was there and backstage after the show she complimented us on it and passed emails and numbers - she said she had a few different projects in mind for me and the song - so we will see.”
Conor said life since the X Factor has been “crazy, but a good crazy.”
And speaking about the support locally, Conor said:
“I think the great thing about Derry people is they love to see someone local do well and they will back them 100%.
“Every day for the last two months there’s been people I’ve never meet before in my life stopping me at gigs or on the street and it’s the same four words all the time ‘You were robbed, son’ ha ha!
“I love saying I’m from Derry and really proud to be a Derry man. There’s something special about here that’s hard to put into words.”