by Connor Desai

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Within the specific lies the universal.

Seattle-based DIY lyric poet and folk-soul musician Connor Desai is struggling along with the rest of us in this climate of regression following the 2016 election.

“The more I observe, the more I see that this outcome is not that surprising,” she says. “Our new president is a product of man’s government, we can’t deny what sort it’s made.”

The new EP features “Killing the One Who Believed in Your Love.” Within its intimate, vulnerable melancholy is an impassioned take on the misinformed ideal of surrendering personal/feminine territory in exchange for familial peace. “The decision to reclaim oneself,” Connor says, “often requires women to grieve someone who is still living, or an ideal which was part of them.” She has metaphorically overlapped this concept with the experience of abortion. “In both cases, the ‘choice’ is often painful and harrowing, a last resort transaction for women who are very much alone.” The EP also features the holiday-released, feminist take on “O Holy Night,” and two new originals, the anthemic “All We Have In Common” and the elegiac “Lullaby.”

Connor is promoting these songs in an atypical music campaign, making them available for people to hear via digital distribution channels if they need it. “The hours I've spent in conversation with women in my community, engaged with students in my classroom and my own children, are all propelling this desire to get the message of these songs out there.”

- Chris Estey
Big Freak Media, Seattle, WA


released February 17, 2017

All songs by Connor Desai

Mixed by Chris White at Comrade Studios except O Holy Night mixed by Ryan Long

Mastered by John McCaig at Panic Studios



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Connor Desai Seattle, Washington

Mixtape musician, needlepoint enthusiast, middle school math teacher.

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