Cory Wong releases new album

Innovative artist and funk guitarist Cory Wong has released his third studio album today! Highlights include previously released tracks, “Limited World” feat. Caleb Hawley, “Cosmic Sans” feat. Tom Misch, and “Home” feat. Jon Batiste. Cory’s vision for the album took shape at four different sessions over the course of the year across New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, and he teamed up with some exciting guest artists including Jon Batiste, Tom Misch, Emily Browning (and more) to bring things to life. “I’m a Minneapolis cat, so I needed it to be a fast, high-energy funk banger.”  He goes on to describe, “Lyrically, it’s about how we blame things for limitations on our lives. In my experience, I’ve realized we get in our own way. We play mental games and think we’re in a limited world, but it’s all in our heads.” Cory says about creating the album “For me, it’s about the listener’s experience.”   “I want them to have a visceral response like: ‘I feel better,’ ‘That was really fun,’ or ‘I got to escape for an hour.’  You’ll hear my voice through the guitar, but I’m just a hype man.  To uplift the audiences with instrumental music that has no singing or lyrics is a fun challenge.  I’m trying to solve the riddle.  If I can get one person to feel good this way, it’s a success. So, I’m giving you Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul.”

 

Slinging a Stratocaster and packing on the “dad jokes,” Cory Wong has fashioned himself as a true versatile performer and hype man. The producer, composer, arranger, and collaborator is well-known worldwide for selling out shows worldwide.  This past week Cory could be seen sitting in with Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert led by Jon Batiste. Later this fall Cory will set out on The Syncopate & Motivate World Tour in support of his album.  Cory also recently announced three special performances with the world-renowned Metropole Orkest. When he’s not touring his solo project, you can catch him performing on stages like Madison Square Garden with his other project Vulfpeck.  You can follow Cory Wong and stay up-to-date with all upcoming tour dates, news and music via the following links:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | iTunes/Apple Music | YouTube | Deezer | Google Play | Bandcamp

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