Conrad Deadly drops stripped-back single Apple Tree

Indie star Conrad Deadly has released his third single, 'Apple Tree'.

The stripped-back thought-provoking folk track shows off a softer side to Deadly's vocals, compared to his harsher punk rock offerings.

The song was penned by the musician when he was 19, but he dusted it off after his girlfriend, Paula, listened to it and got inspired to create a video about the freedom to love anyone "regardless of religious and cultural backgrounds".

Deadly shares: “I wrote the song overlooking Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo when I was 19 originally. Then when the love I guess it was about had expired, the friend who produced it was helping me get my shit together and we recorded it in a disgusting flat in Whitechapel. Then it kind of sat on a shelf a while. Then Paula [my girlfriend] heard it and was inspired to write the video which is about freedom. Freedom to love & hold any man or woman you see fit to regardless of religious & cultural backgrounds. The two dancers of the video inspired the story. One is a 30-something Malaysian guy who told us he could never admit to his parents he has married his partner, as even telling them he was gay required him to build a support system for them first. The other dancer is a black man who upon revealing to his mother his feelings towards men asked him if he was doing it for money. Neither feel they have been accepted, only tolerated. I was unaware that in London in 2020 (one of the most open and accepting places I've ever been) people are still feeling this level of shame & oppression from their own family, let alone the world around them for the love they hold in their hearts.

'Apple Tree' follows the singles 'Sally Lives In My Girls Yard' and 'Cults'.