Combining the natural beauty of West Coast Canada with London, England’s urban forest, Connor Roff‘s luminous music embraces and showcases his dual nationality. With his deep and soulful voice, classical piano background and self-taught guitar skills, Roff has developed a distinctive style strongly influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Maggie Rogers and James Blake. His songs and melodies reflect and celebrate his yoga teaching practice and passionate advocacy for the LGBT+ community.
“Sunlight” is a song inspired by a gay relationship and the healing power of the natural world – specifically that warm and euphoric feeling you get at the beginning of a new relationship, and also that sense of connection and presence experienced while surrounded by nature.
Roff also brings his experience as a core member of the London Contemporary Voices Choir, using a layering technique with over 50 vocal tracks of his voice and that of Ilā Kamalagharan’s to create fullness on the song. It created this beautiful swirling texture of sound and the middle 8 section which sounds reminiscent of whale calls in the ocean.