Indie88 Video Premiere: L Con Shares ‘The Art of Staying Tough’

Announcing new album and tour

It wouldn’t be an easy task to classify what L Con’s music as any specific genre, which in a sense captures what makes this Canadian artist so unique.

Lisa Conway, the Toronto-based avante garde indie artist who goes by the moniker L Con shared a B-side single today, “The Art Of Staying Tough.” The song, taken from her forthcoming record Insecurities In Being is a gorgeous minimalist ballad with futuristic instrumentation that you could expect to hear on an alternate planet from some far-off galaxy.

“The Art of Staying Tough started its life as a piano ballad.” writes Conway. “As a songwriter, you often write songs that call for other voices to sing them, so I convinced my very talented friend Casey MQ to perform it on the album (he does a stunning job, FYI).

“I’m one for constantly revising and re-imagining arrangements, and when I came up with this re-working for a one-off stripped down electronic set, I became rather fond of it. This album comes from a pretty vulnerable place, so this video seemed like a fitting way to introduce it – singing an alternate version of a song live, in the studio it was made, chapped lips, on a wintry Sunday morning.”

Listen to “The Art of Staying Tough” below:


Insecurities in Being will be released on limited edition tape cassette, and all digital platforms on May 25, 2018 via Wildlife Sanctuary Sound Recordings.

L Con Tour Dates:

03/17 – Toronto – Handlebar *solo electronic set
03/18 – Montreal – Cagibi +
04/05 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G +
04/14 – Guelph – Kazoo Fest +

+ with James Irwin

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