Single Review: Connor Fyfe – Truth Be Told

What were you up to when you were fourteen? I mostly hung out in my room pretending to be Robert Smith and writing very bad poetry that has since been destroyed.

I certainly wasn’t writing and recording music that has grasped the attention of critics and audiences across the Scottish music scene, as singer-songwriter Connor Fyfe has.

In March 2020, Fyfe released his debut album Don’t, which features eight original tracks. At fourteen years old, he is hailed as the youngest musician to sell out a show at Glasgow’s renowned venue King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Tickets for the show were nabbed up twenty-four hours after they went on sale, however the Glasgow show isn’t due to take place until December of this year due to the current Covid restrictions. He will also play shows in Dundee and Edinburgh, as part of the sold out tour, early next year.  

Fyfe’s work is being met with increasingly merited success and it seems the only way for his career to go is up. He was set to support Kaiser Chiefs at Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle earlier this month, however the show was sadly cancelled due to local lockdown measures in the North East in a bit to tackle increasing Covid outbreaks.

The pandemic has had a heavy impact upon opportunities for Fyfe to share his music through live gigs and events, however he has not let it slow him down by any means. He has played virtual gigs over social media during lockdown and has continued writing and recording music.

Fyfe now returns with his new single Truth Be Told which will be released through Button Up Records on Friday 2nd of October.

Even though it has been a mere six months since Fyfe released Don’t, there is a clear sign of growth and maturity within this single. Truth Be Told affirms that Fyfe can confidently and successfully take the indie genre and infuse elements of rock in order to produce a bold and arresting song.

The musical strength of the track brings to mind the likes of Foo Fighters or U2, whilst Fyfe’s vocals display a striking passion which is reminiscent of Springsteen.

Each time we are presented with the song’s chorus, Fyfe moves to new, elevated level of raw emotion which ensures the song remains captivating throughout. The lyrics ‘You’ve been crying, and you’ve been fighting’ are repeated in the track’s closing crescendo. As Truth Be Told comes to a sudden end, it is easy to imagine how well this song will be received when played to a live audience. Those lucky enough to have bagged tickets to Fyfe’s tour will be able to experience this first-hand. And for the rest of us, Fyfe’s talent promises incredible things to come, therefore I am certain that we will see him embarking on another tour very soon. Just be fast in getting tickets!

Truth Be Told will be available across all major streaming platforms from Friday 2nd of October. Keep up with Connor Fyfe through his socials:

Facebook – @ConnorMusic

Twitter – @ConnorFyfeMusic

Instagram – @connorfyfeofficial

Published by orla_brady

I write things about music for The Music Files Blog and isthismusic? Always open to review new bands/artists wherever you're from and whatever you do. I also write articles for The Glasgow Guardian and The Indiependent and dabble in creative fiction writing.

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