When you write about a lot of music you sometimes find yourself struggling to describe a track, this was not the case when Wait For Me by Welsh singer-songwriter Connah Evans popped into my inbox. It’s bright, it’s fun, it has the right balance between pop and the more thoughtful singer-songwriter style, and overall is just a song you want to go back for another listen.
Balanced somewhere between Circa Waves and The 1975 Wait For Me tells the story of two estranged lovers that decide to try again but are wary of falling into the same traps that they did the first time. It hinges around the line “it makes me feel like I’m not alive”, representing that moment when, in their absence, you realise how important the person is to you. Clearly writing from such a personal experience and emotion allows Connah to make his music engaging, he explains “so many things happen to me, good and bad, I just write them down on paper and turn them into songs”.
On previous releases Connah has been heavily featured on BBC Wales, including being Artist of the Week. He has also supported childhood heroes of his The Hoosiers and performed at Wakestock Festival, building up a number of fans in the process. Wait For Me is not only an energetic, fun pop song but also represents an interesting development in Connah’s growth as a young musician.
Wait For Me is out now via Heart Leap Records.