‘Thousand Yard Stare’ a new single by Conor Miley, a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, will hit the hearts of those who experienced living with an anxious attachment style in a romantic relationship. The gospel-influenced vibe can easily stimulate your imagination and take you into a plot of a Christmas drama movie, where your life hasn’t been easy but you always have a family and home to come back to when you have reached a dead end.
This song was originally written on a guitar I set about creating a dramatic composition built on 13th chords and orchestrally influenced percussion. Referencing the manic inner talk that anxiety creates, I performed the choruses as a cappella vocal harmonies. The gospel influenced finale to the song provides an optimistic and hopeful conclusion to the emotional turmoil that has come before.
The video was directed by Michael-David McKernan:
For Conor’s second video we had the distinct pleasure of working with Dr. Count Evil who is simply an incredible performer. There is such an amazing energy and pain in the performance that resonates beautifully with the song.Conor’s music has a wonderful theatricality and grandness to it, so coupling that with Dr. Count Evil’s imagination made for a perfect match. There’s a feeling of entrapment and restlessness that pops off the screen, which mirrors the themes of heartbreak that Conor’s song explores.