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 Picturesqueâ€™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 Coyâ€™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 â€œIf The Moon Fell Downâ€ 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 parentsâ€™ basement at the age of 16. â€œSongwriting is how I get my mind straight when I feel like I canâ€™t handle everything thatâ€™s being thrown at me. It has helped me to maintain a sense of optimism,â€ 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. Coyâ€™s songwriting creates a richly detailed portrait of love that remains intimate while still having universal appeal.
Picturesqueâ€™s lush imagery is enhanced by the albumâ€™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 Weâ€™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, Coyâ€™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.
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Chase Coy Tour Dates
Date City Venue
June 1 Hoboken, NJ Maxwellâ€™s
June 2 West Chester, PA The Note
June 3 Vienna, VA Jamminâ€™ 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 Eddieâ€™s Attic
June 11 Houston, TX House of Blues â€“ Peacock Room
June 12 Dallas, TX Poor Davidâ€™s
June 13 Austin, TX Lamberts
June 16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
June 18 San Diego, CA House of Blues â€“ Voodoo Stage
June 20 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
June 24 Denver, CO The Bluebird Theatre
June 27 St. Louis Firebird