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FONN is the solo project of London-based singer-songwriter Fionn Connolly.

 

Creating a heady mix of folktronica, indie rock and alt pop, referred to affectionately as prog-pop, Devon-born Fionn worked under many pseudonyms before settling under the moniker FONN, after an interaction about the pronunciation of his name with his then-keyboardist, David Nunn: ‘It’s Finn with an O’. ‘So… Fonn?’

This was followed by pop anthem ‘Teach Me’ in May and mind-bending ballad ‘Below’ in June. ‘Tomorrow, Now’ was also supported by BBC Introducing before being premiered in Exeter Cathedral in July 2021; commissioned as part of the Scension festival (as seen on BBC Spotlight) in collaboration with sculptor Martin Staniforth (Morph) and Exeter-based dance group Prism.

This questioning of identity is a key theme in the FONN project, alongside explorations of mental health issues, romance and philosophy. Combining all of these, he burst onto the scene in 2021 with debut single ‘Good Light In’, which was premiered on BBC Introducing in January 2021 and described by Purple Melon as ‘the anthem for anyone having a hard time right now.’