Rob O’Connor is kicking off the new year with his trance anthem “Separate Ways”.
Produced by Gareth Shortland (Steps, Erasure, Will Young), with vocal production by Richey McCourt (Aimée, Erica Cody), the track is reminiscent of ‘00s dance acts Moloko and Chicane.
Rob describes ‘Separate Ways’ as “a blistering break-up track set to scintillating synths.” The track follows hot-on-the-heels of his most successful single to date, the infectiously catchy “One Way Ticket”, which landed on over 50 Spotify playlists and passed 25,000 streams on the streaming outlet. ‘One Way Ticket’ became O’Connor’s eighth consecutive Top 5 hit on the LGBTQ Music Chart, peaking at number 3, and was praised by music critics, with Find No Enemy calling the track “a furiously upbeat and radiantly optimistic delightful pop anthem”.
‘Separate Ways’ is taken from my critically-acclaimed EP ‘Severance’, which was released in October and hailed “a pop masterpiece” by RGM magazine, while Retro Pop said “Severance showcases his superb songwriting and sees him finally find his sound”.
Remixes of “Separate Ways” will follow on January 27 and February 3. Speaking of the remixes Rob has said “The Garage Remix allowed me to slow things down and reference the ‘00s UK garage sound that I loved growing up, while the Fletz Remix offers a more contemporary EDM take”.
You can watch the first performance of the track at Rob O’Connor’s ‘Severance Live’ show in Dublin, exclusively on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/3jp9k87a
Separate Ways is available to stream below: