“An example of introspective folk at its finest” – Belwood Music Blog
Ren announces his new single ‘Spencer Street’ – released on June 14th, following last month’s well received ‘Blue Hounds’.
Unlike ‘Blue Hounds’, a protest song in the classic mould, ‘Spencer Street’ is, as Ren explains “a nostalgic song reflecting on a relationship and life I had in Newcastle a few years ago. I wrote it whilst I was on the road a year or so after the break up. But Spencer Street with her still felt like home to me.”
Recorded during downtime at a famous London studio, it was engineered and produced by Jim Abbiss’ former assistant engineer up and coming producer George Chung. Mixed by Paul Gregory (Lanterns on the Lake) and mastered by Noel Summerville (The Clash, The Police, Elvis Costello).
Ren continues: “It feels great to put the song out there and it’s definitely a full stop at the end of a chapter in my life that I found difficult to close.”
Ren – born Conor Owen in East Ham, East London to a Mum from Dublin and a Dad from Liverpool – is now based in Newcastle after studying music in London. His debut EP, ‘A Calling From The Shore’, has to date received over 700K streams on Spotify. He recently supported Sam Fender, Westerman and Elvis Perkins as well as appearing as an extra in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Honing his craft in France with over 150, 90-minute sets over a four month period, Ren is well prepared for the road ahead, just as well as there are more live dates to be announced shortly.