The talents of the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and producer, conner are on full display once again with the release of his latest single, “bite the bullet.” His previous releases, “theme song,” and “recents,” both featured the vocalist under a more pop-centered spotlight with elements of punk rock hanging in the rafters. The opposite can be said of his latest release that appears to shine a light on a more definitive direction for the 25-year-old Hagerstown, MD native.
“bite the bullet” is bursting with energy, riddled with grit, and undeniably addictive. The song begins with a forceful gut-punch in the form of swelling guitar chords that plants a clear and present flag in the sand that reads, “pop-punk never left.” The nostalgic feeling and energy created by the song draws you back to the rebellious and angsty nature of 2000s bands such as Weezer, Blink-182, and Sum41. Their spirit appears to flow through conner as he incorporates his love for the genre with his obsession with speed, and all things gas-fueled and action sports related. There’s a slim chance you’ll leave this song without reiterating its ear-worm chorus, “full speed, don’t stop, steppin’ on the gas til’ it’s maxed out!”
Listen to “bite the bullet” by conner below.