New Chase Coy Album Picturesque Out Today, Kicks Off Tour Tonight At Maxwell’s


A rising musical talent, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Chase Coy releases his major label debut, Picturesque (iTunes), today on Universal Republic Records. In support of Picturesque’s release, Coy will join fellow singer/songwriter and Decca Recording artist Brendan James on a U.S tour.

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, his fan base has continued to grow as Coy has consistently earned a slot on the iTunes Top 100 singer-songwriter chart. In March of this year, Coy’s catalog tracks were compiled into a single digital album available at iTunes, entitled Where the Road Parts, which replaced his early albums and CDs in anticipation of his major label release.

For more information on Chase Coy, check out www.myspace.com/chasecoy.

Pick up Picturesque on iTunes

Chase Coy Tour Dates

Date City Venue

June 1 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s

June 2 West Chester, PA The Note

June 3 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java

June 4 Charlottesville, VA The Southern

June 5 Augusta, GA Downstairs Live

June 6 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre

June 8 Nashville, TN Third and Lindsley

June 9 Atlanta, GA Eddie’s Attic

June 11 Houston, TX House of Blues – Peacock Room

June 12 Dallas, TX Poor David’s

June 13 Austin, TX Lamberts

June 16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room

June 18 San Diego, CA House of Blues – Voodoo Stage

June 20 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

June 24 Denver, CO The Bluebird Theatre

June 27 St. Louis Firebird

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