Singer-songwriter Corey Harper releases his new track “Best of Me,” an honest, soulful, and emotive track captures you immediately and refuses to let go. The track is off Corey’s upcoming EP, Barely Put Together, out August 2nd via AWAL Recordings.
The Topanga-based troubadour uncovers an era-spanning style of his own at the crossroads of traditional folk songcraft, impressive guitarwork, bluesy gusto, and 21st century pop adventurousness. The singer and songwriter sifts through a lifetime of influences in order to assemble a vibrant, vivid, and vital vision.
This poignant, passionate and personal style resounds throughout the upcoming EP.
It’s a mixture of popular music that I respect and the classics I grew up on, because they will always be a part of who I am. I started out by making a lot of Americana folk rock, but I really wanted to explore new sounds. For the first time, the new music reflects everything-from what inspired me to be a musician and a guitar player in the first place such as Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jackson Browne to artists I’ve just discovered in recent years like Ed Sheeran. There are those songwriter elements as well as the modern nuances. – Corey Harper
In the end, Corey emerges with a striking signature sound that immediately connects.
He has toured with the likes of Niall Horan, Noah Kahan, Julia Michaels and has also performed at Bonnaroo, BottleRock, Sasquatch, Ohana Festival and more.
“On his new single ‘Better’, the 24-year-old opens about his self-destructive tendencies in a beautiful and vulnerable way.” – PopDust
“With vocals that suggest Harper as John Mayer’s breezier fraternal twin, his tunes are a mix of Seventies country-rock touched by Mississippi blues.” – Rolling Stone
“Harper, a professed classic rock and soul disciple, lays down tasteful John Mayer-esque licks over a relaxed backbeat, creating plenty of space for his smoky, understated vocals.” – Billboard
“Corey Harper’s no-frills bluesy riffs and a seasoned voice only someone raised on Americana folk rock could produce, cut with an energetic 21st century spin.” – Flaunt
“Harper continues to win over new ears with his soulful, emotive original music.” – Relix
“Radiating heartache and passion, Corey Harper proves that powerful, catchy pop can exist without sacrificing integrity and depth.” – Atwood
“While the heroic influences are obvious, the sound remains uniquely Harper’s own”
– Artist Direct
“Corey Harper is an up-and-coming singer that you should start paying attention to.” – Just Jared