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Adrian Conner Reflects on Injustice with Her “No Collusion” Music Video [Premiere]



If you think back to what seems like forever ago, before the coronavirus fundamentally changed our way of life, one of the most prominent words in the media was “collusion.” Yeah, do you remember now? Everyone was concerned whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign had colluded with the Russians in an effort to help get him elected?

Well, musician Adrian Conner is bringing the word back to the forefront with her brand new lyric video for her latest single “No Collusion,” a visually-compelling production that was shot entirely on an iPhone 7. The song is a strong statement from Conner, one meant to call out the powers that seek to dominate and how those in power appear only concerned with hoarding that level of authority. It’s a sentiment that we can all appreciate or relate to, especially in these complicated times in which we live.

Offering some more insight behind the song, Conner commented, “‘No Collusion’ represents the micro creating the macro. Injustices in my intimate relationships reflected in American political culture. I believe we are all creating the world we live in. One way to make the world better is to start with our own personal relationships. Ask yourself, ‘Am I listening to someone is saying to me or am I too busy defending myself?’ This is a song about braving the wilderness (thanks Brené Brown) when someone has decided that I am unforgivable. And realizing the strength and joy and belonging that lives in me regardless of others’ transgressions.”

While the world continues to spin out of control, Conner is braving the storm with a brand new EP titled Hiss Kiss Hiss. This new release is her attempt to call out the power structures of society with both sarcasm and humour, but also her way of looking deeper into self-empowerment through the choice to embrace love and forgiveness. It’s been over 20 years now since Conner unveiled her rowdy, bombastic brand of rock n’ roll that takes from punk, classic rock, thrash metal, and alternative. Along the way, she has earned the respect of many within the industry, including Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s whom she wrote and recorded with roughly a decade ago.

Throughout her career, Conner has consistently put her best musical foot forward with barely a break with highlights that include fronting the all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles. She has delivered a steady flow of solo music with Hiss Kiss Hiss following up 2018’s SpazKitty EP. Through the years, she has opened for acts such as Concrete Blonde, Brody Dalle of The Distillers, The Texas Tornadoes, Girl in a Coma, and even the mighty Black Sabbath.

With the recent arrival of Hiss Kiss Hiss and more new music to come, Conner is ready to grab your attention with all the rambunctious swagger she’s capable of.

Artwork for ‘Hiss Kiss Hiss’ by Adrian Conner

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