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Valentine’s Day POPsessions: Conway Hustles for Love

Lyndsey Parker
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we present Los Angeles electropop songstress Conway, definitely an artist to fall in love with in 2014. She's already been named one of the "10 Best Discoveries of 2013" by Rolling Stone, is on tour with St Lucia, and had just released the buzz video for "Hustler," a true feast for the senses that could be the soundtrack for your makeout session this Valentine's night.

But what music gets this young talent in the mood? Conway is a woman of diverse but all-around awesome tastes, as evidence by her answers to our V-Day "POPsessions" questionnaire. Read on and get to know your new 2014 pop crush!

Who was your first musical crush?
Tupac Shakur

What song was playing during your first kiss?
I'm not sure, but I know it was the Pixies.

What is the best makeout song of all time?
James Blake, "The Wilhelm Scream"

What's the best breakup song ever?
Bon Iver, "Skinny Love"

What song would you want playing during your first wedding dance?
Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"

What love song makes you cry?
"Anytime," Brian McKnight

Who is your favorite romantic singer?
Astrud Gilberto

What is your fave album to listen to on a lonely Valentine's Day?
Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue"

Does the idea of a couple making out to your music flatter you, or just freak you out?
It makes me laugh…as does the idea of any couple making out anywhere.

What's the sexiest music video of all time?
Well it's definitely NOT "Bound 2"!!! Ick!

Who's the coolest couple in music?
I think it had to be Johnny Cash and June Carter. Their story is intense.

What's the most romantic moment in movie history?
What?

What romantic movie role do you wish you could play?
I would want to play the cheesy role of the girl who gets chased to the airport after the big fight. You know, the one where the boyfriend jumps the security rail and runs through the gates of hell to get to her.

Who is your favorite fairytale princess?
Alice in Wonderland (I don't think she is a princess…oops)

What is the most romantic city to visit?
Cliché but true. Paris.

Describe your ideal Valentine's Day date.
Going to dinner NOT ON Valentine's Day! Hello, I like surprises!!

Flowers or chocolates?
Flowers, of course.

Do you watch/hate-watch "The Bachelor"?
I hate and sometimes can't help but watch "The Bachelor." I find it horrifying/fascinating.

Overall, are you pro- or anti-Valentine’s Day?
Overall, I am wary of any day on which I feel pressured to muster a specific emotion. I do however like to write love notes…but truthfully…I never feel like it when I'm told to.

If someone did that "Say Anything" boombox thing outside your window, would you be into it, or call the police?
I would LOOOOVE it!!! I think public displays of love and embarrassment are the best. If you love someone and you don't care about anything else…you've pretty much won at life.

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