On his first solo album titled "Compass", singer/songwriter and Cobalt Prize-winner (Maple Blues Awards) Conor Gains has proven himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all genres. The deep respect of roots, jazz and blues music paired with the soulful, adventurous exploration of contemporary music gives Gains' songs an air of familiarity while listening to something completely unique and transcendental.
Shortly after it’s release, ‘Compass’ was heard on no less than 45 radio stations across Canada to date and exploded onto the Earshot TOP 30 charts at a #6 debut position.
Rave reviews came pouring in from around the world and included:
“...a masterfully soulful collection of songs... downright incredible…”
"Conor Gains is flooring audiences with his new album, Compass…”
“...poetic liberty...enchanting results…”
“Gains masterfully directs the story of his debut album..a performance that would be worthy of an Academy Award…”
“...this record will still stand the test of time for generations to come.”
INDIESHARK ‘Catch Of The Month'
“...uncompromising passion...carefully fine-tuned..an instant classic.”
TOO MUCH LOVE
“...a dexterous, fascinatingly colorful full length that will demand your focus…”
VALHALLA MUSIC BLOG
“...making epic waves across the western hemisphere.”
"Gains shakes up arrangements and blends multiple musical styles together...an intensely human effort that’s unlikely to ever feel or sound dated.”
“...one of the mightiest forces on the indie music scene today.”
“...deep substance and an abundance of style…”
"Gains ascends to a higher level than ever before…”
“...an era-defining talent in the making….more than just a powerful debut.."
"…sultry vocals and great underlying melodies make the song quite sublime.”
"Vibrant And Deep... The Track Embraces An Atmosphere Both Jazz And Soul."