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ARTIST PROFILE | Connor McLaren
Connor McLaren is a psych-folk artist from Bloomington, Indiana.
Like an American Liam Gallagher, but friendlier, Connor builds his musical home on a faded denim foundation (think Dylan or The Who). His walls can tell a thousand stories (think Todd Snider or Lou Reed) and though it’s only apparent in some of the rooms, there’s a distinct love for Reggae, thanks to his yearly pilgrimage to Jamaica.
As you gaze upon the mostly vintage decor of Connor’s house, you’ll notice the occasional shiny item (think Mike Posner or Billie Eilish). Everything comes together like cutting edge comfort food for the ears. If you could live inside of a sound, you’d probably move here and stay awhile... Welcome to the home of Conner McLaren.
While attending Appalachian State University, Connor discovered a key building tool for his music; Cannabis. As his mind expanded, so did his desire to hit the road. Without a team or music biz knowledge, he and his brother Alec, began setting up outside of their favorite bands’ concerts. They’d play on the street amidst droves of music fans exiting venues, accepting generous donations to their “Weed Fund” tip box. These DIY antics got the attention of indie-icon Ben Kweller, who invited the brothers to Texas to write and record. In the spring of 2022, Connor signed with The Noise Company to release his forthcoming debut album, Innocence, in 2023.