Ronan Conroy’s ‘The Slow Death Of The LoveMyth’ Embraces Goth & Darkwave Traditions

Brooklyn-based Dubliner Ronan Conroy recently released his new album The Slow Death of the LoveMyth. Since 2013, Conroy has immersed himself in the Lovemyth project, culminating in this collection, influenced both by the 80s/90s Goth bands that he grew up listening to and ethereal Darkwave bands he would be introduced to later on. Conray had hesitations about releasing the album due to the directness of the songs.

Conroy previously release two albums with Brooklyn’s The Listeners and performed with Gothic Dreampop band Oh Halo, but this album shows his Post-Punk spirit and Goth Rock sensibilities.

Conroy also recently released “Dark Paradise“, a Goth-Rock rendition of the Lana Del Rey classic, and the album’s lead track “Double Helix“, both accompanied by videos by NYC-based artist Hypnodoll.

Produced, engineered and mastered by Charlie Nieland, known for his work with Debbie Harry, Rufus Wainwright, Blondie and Scissors Sisters, this album includes contributions by drummer Justin Wierbonski (a.k.a. Demonic Sweaters) and vocalists Julie Dicterow (Oh Halo), Shannon Brown, and Susan Hwang(Lusterlit).

Conray introduces the album:

This whole album has been a source of inner conflict for me, with plenty of real or imagined reasons to delay releasing it. Upon thinking about this recently, I wonder if one of the bigger hesitations has been simply letting such directly open songs escape into the ether. One of three songs on the album featuring my vocals, ‘Born in Conflict’ is perhaps one of the most raw and vulnerable songs on there. Situated in the dead center of the album, between the epic rolling freight train ‘This Dream’ and the darkly upbeat ‘LoveMyth’ title track, ‘Born In Conflict’ is the beating dead heart of the record.

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