Introducing Indie Pop Artist Renessco

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Renessco is a Melbourne-based indie pop singer-songwriter. Renessco is a Melbourne-based indie pop singer-songwriter.

After dropping his debut solo song at the start of spring, Melbourne-based indie pop singer-songwriter Renessco has followed up with yet another emotive, soulful ballad in the form of 'Glass House'.

While some may be familiar with Renessco (Connor Minervini) from his work with folk-rock group The Hunting Birds, 'Glass House' is the first part of a new project the artist is working on that we can expect to hear more from in 2022.

"I wrote 'Glass House' about a long-term relationship that was slowly deteriorating before my eyes," Connor says.

"Fragility and reflection are two really big themes that kind of dominate the song; it really felt like the 'final dance' of the relationship in a way.

"I had the main verse written in Perth about a few days before I was due to go to the studio and Sam (producer) helped nurse the rest out of me, it was pretty therapeutic.

"When we sat down to record it, I was really feeling like I wanted the song to sound like a diary entry. For me, I kind of journal my life in songs using voice memos on my phone.

"So we recorded the acoustic guitar straight from my phone into the session. I feel like there is something really intimate in that.

"It doesn't have the sparkly quality of an expensive microphone, but it just has this real honesty about it."

I sound like... COIN, Troye Sivan, Taylor Swift, The 1975.

My first gig was... An open-mic night in Fremantle, when I was in high school.

When did you settle on your artist name... I tried to incorporate letters from my full birth name into one artist name, just seeing which versions weren't already taken.

In the studio I usually... Overthink.

Social media is... Necessary but overwhelming.

Life on the road can be... Tiring but super rewarding.

If you'll have me on your bill, all I ask is that the rider contains... Honestly, if festivals supplied hand-towels for the stage that would be a game changer. It's a sweaty operation up there.

The most scary scenario I've found myself in, was... I was kidnapped in Perth when I was about 20 with a close to dead phone and no money at 2:30am after my mate ditched me for a girl he met at the bar. That could go down as the worst friend move of all time. Oh well, I lived.

What celebrity/ famous person would you love to be spokesperson of the band... The Rock, not sure why. I'd just find that incredibly amusing. He is very strong and famous, which makes sense.

If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? I'd love to spend a year or two in New York or Nashville, with the stipulation I was there writing and recording. Soak in the city while being creative.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? Just a classic ravioli and sauce; Nonna has been coaching me through it over Facetime since I moved away.

When it comes to pets are you a lover or hater of our furry friends? Love dogs, but have a family full of allergies so we didn't have them around as much as others. Would love one!

The last time I saw the inside of a gym was... Last year when I visited Perth. Should probably pick that back up again.

What's the one chore you dislike the most? Gardening, would do almost anything to avoid it as a kid.

Would you ever partake in a reality show? It really depends on if I have to be naked, then obviously, yes. But in all seriousness, not too sure reality TV is for me.

Last show you binge-watched? 'The Office'. I have lost count of how many times I've watched it through now.



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