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Mara Connor

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Jim Merlis
jim@bighassle.com
424.603.4655

Cory Councill
cory@bighassle.com

Biography

Mara Connor is a singer/songwriter and LA native. Her debut single “No Fun” was recorded to tape at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Margo Price) and mixed by Noah Georgeson (The Strokes, Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom). The “No Fun” video was directed by Similar But Different (The Chainsmokers), shot by Christopher Ripley (Kendrick Lamar, Phoebe Bridgers, Mac Demarco), edited by Ross Kolton (The Avett Brothers) and styled by Aza Ziegler (whose LA-based fashion line Calle Del Mar is featured on the skater girls in the video). This is the first single off her debut album featuring duets with Langhorne Slim & Joseph Arthur.

Mara has a sound all her own that brings together her Southern California roots, ties to Nashville and the songs of the 1960s & ‘70s she was raised on. While writing “No Fun” she was listening to George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” influenced by the poetic lyrics of singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and retro production styles of “Wall of Sound” ’60s girl groups and British Invasion bands.

The 1970s-inspired video was a collaboration between Mara and friends spanning from childhood through college and shot in the San Fernando valley outside of LA (locations ranging from a bowling alley, a retro rental house, a 1966 Chevy Impala convertible and her own childhood pool for the underwater shots). It touches on themes of social anxiety, female empowerment and finding happiness from within.

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