- 22 Jul 21
Premiering exclusively on Hot Press, Conor Furlong's 'Teenage Fantasies' video is an ode to early-mid 90s rock and roll.
Dublin-based artist Conor Furlong will be sharing the video for his latest single, 'Teenage Fantasies', at 3pm today (July 22). Taken from his forthcoming album Recurring Dream (out September 17), the track packs a serious punch, and is an ode to Furlong's artistic influences and teenage nostalgia.
Influenced by the likes of A-ha, R.E.M., Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, AIR, The Monkees, Phil Spector and Mercury Rev, Furlong used them as a jumping off point for the 'Teenage Fantasies' video.
“The sound of 'Teenage Fantasies' was inspired by the golden period of the alternative rock scene of the early-to-mid 90s, so I tried to evoke that by making a video with those who were teenagers at the time – the essence of the song.”
The lo-fi video has a DIY aesthetic, and features 90s tie-dyed shirts, a graffitied smiley face, and more 90s emblems.
As much as music, Furlong is influenced by paintings and films. "Monet, Hitchcock, Dali, Hundertwasser, Van Gogh and others have often made me want to try to create songs that could in some way compliment their extraordinary visuals," he says.
Tune in for the premiere at 3pm this afternoon to watch the video premiere.