Everyone has that one album that really speaks to them, that really means something, that sends a message to them. For me, Peter Conway‘s most recent album Stay was just that. The London-based folk musician has headlined major venues across London and had a number of his songs featured in major motion pictures, ranging anywhere from Hollywood blockbusters to documentaries and independent British films. While his music can already be found in movies like Friends With Benefits, JT and Mila Kunis’ 2011 rom-com, there’s plenty more to come with features in not one, but THREE movies!
A breathtaking live performer (solo or when with his band), Peter Conway has a unique and unforgettable voice that takes you on a journey of the heart and soul. Stay, Conway’s magnum opus, is an album that was made with the listener in mind. The whole album is a love story, but in essence, it’s about how we as a society need to learn to listen our hearts, our spirits and that little voice inside our head that tells us to love. Peter knew this was an album he had to be at the helm of, so he formed a dedicated band in his hometown of London and headed to the English countryside. Like so many before him, Conway was—as I imagine—inspired by his surroundings, which helped him capture some magical moments while in the studio.
But we’re not the only one’s taken back by Conway’s talents: Music industry bible, Music Week, tipped him as a unique songwriter with a sound that threads the line somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. He was also featured in Maverick Magazine’s May’s edition, where Stay was likened to Neil Young‘s After the Goldrush and he drew vocal comparisons to Ray LaMontagne—an accolade not to be scoffed at.
Stay is an album that will sink into one’s very soul and open them to love even in their bleakest moments. It is a truly poetic and heartfelt album that goes miles and miles beyond one’s own thoughts and imagination. With tracks such as “Without You Next to Me,” “Found Me in You,” “Hear Me Now” and “Call Out Across America,” Peter Conway has created an album that is needed for this generation and for many generations to come.