UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC ARTIST CHASE COY TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ON JUNE 1ST
COY ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING RELEASE
March 30, 2010 – New York - A rising musical talent, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Chase Coy will release his major label debut, Picturesque, on June 1st through Universal Republic. In support of Picturesque’s release, Coy will join artist Jason Reeves on a number of Midwest tour dates kicking off in Cleveland, OH on May 4th.
With its’ acoustic-guitar driven, emotionally resonant songs, Picturesque displays Coy’s gift for classic coming-of-age storytelling and engaging songwriting. iTunes recently named Coy one of the best new singer-songwriters and featured the track “If The Moon Fell Down” on an iTunes Essentials Rising Stars compilation. A new version of the track will be on the album recorded as a duet with Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat.
Born in Greenwood, Indiana, Coy began writing and recording in his parents’ basement at the age of 16. “Songwriting is how I get my mind straight when I feel like I can’t handle everything that’s being thrown at me. It has helped me to maintain a sense of optimism,” says Coy. As both writer and producer of Picturesque, Coy has filled the album with that same hopeful, uplifting sentiment giving listeners a deeply personal collection of melodic gems. Coy’s songwriting creates a richly detailed portrait of love that remains intimate while still having universal appeal.
Picturesque’s lush imagery is enhanced by the album’s instrumentation as Coy sought to expand the musical arrangements beyond those typically found on an acoustic pop album. The result is a warm blend of finger-picked acoustic guitar, piano, field organ, upright bass, and strings (cello, violin, viola, and mandolin). For mixing, Coy enlisted veteran engineer Michael Brauer who has worked with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, and John Mayer. The result is an expansive, yet deeply personal, album.
Coy released his first EP, Dear Juliet, in a series of digital iTunes collections in November 2007 followed by an independent full-length, Look How Far We’ve Come, in May 2008. In that same year, Coy released his second EP, Goodbyes and Autumn Skies, and his third, December, came in April 2009. Along the way, Coy’s fan base continued to grow as he consistently earned a slot on the iTunes Top 100 singer-songwriter chart. Coy will continue to play select tour dates leading up to the release of Picturesque.
For more information on Chase Coy, please visit www.myspace.com/chasecoy.