Middlesbrough-born Corey Bowen will release his new single Back To 95 impacting on 27th May through COI Records. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Corey released his debut single If Birds Wish To Fly at the end of last year, receiving radio support from the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and also gaining an Evening Playlist at Radio X.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and mixed by Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, U2), Back To 95 is a jauntily melodic surf-pop track with jangly guitars and endearingly sentimental vocals. Premiered by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, it is inspired by the anticipation of carefree sunny days, when school is finally left behind and the future is in the hands of youth in all its naive glory.

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Corey says; “The way I came up with 95 was strange. I had that chord progression, I knew what type of song I wanted to write and I knew what type of song it was going to be. I wanted to have one of those really uptown sounding songs from the 70’s that you hear on Smooth and stuff, like Randy Crawford or something.”

Corey began writing songs at the age of 13 and started gigging just a year later. After a stretch of teenage garage band mishaps, Corey started self-releasing music under his own name in 2012 on Bandcamp, recording all the instruments and vocals himself in his bedroom.

Taking influence from songwriters of the 1970’s such as Todd Rundgren and Harry Nilsson, Corey creates a sound that combines psychedelic tones with traditional pop values. Combined with his honest and witty lyrics, he showcases the songwriting ability of a truly unique talent.

After touring with long time hero Christopher Owens (Girls) and performing his own headline shows back home and in London, Corey will be announcing further live dates soon.

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