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Rise Rock n’ Shine: Corey Harper + Talker

No matter what side of the bed you woke up on, these tracks will make it better.

It’s time to Rise Rock n’ Shine…

Who: Singer songwriter Corey Harper might be based in Los Angeles, but on his latest track you can hear the gloom of the Pacific Northwest towns he was raised in. Part of the upcoming Overcast EP, the song sets the mood for what’s sure to be a deep collection of tunes.

What: Get to know Corey Harper better than ever before with the vulnerable “fade to black”.

Why: No matter where “fade to black” is played, you’re immediately transported to an intimate coffee shop where there’s nothing between you and the music. As the notes wrap around your every sense, and Corey sings “I’m just making noises with my hands to hide the voices in my head”, you’ll remember exactly how powerful music can be.

FFO: idobi Anthm

Find Corey Harper on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“‘fade to black’ is a very personal song to me. It’s about my brother who has struggled with drug abuse for a decade. Like many of the songs on my Overcast EP, I wrote ‘fade to black’ to help me navigate these feelings of uncertainty and sadness. It’s about finding hope and light beyond the ‘overcast’, so to speak. When I wrote this I was in my hometown, surrounded by familiarity and memories, feeling really inspired and hoping this music gives hope to others as well.” – Corey Harper

Photo by Kristina Dawn

Who: If you aren’t already listening to talker’s Wax, we don’t know what you’re doing with your lives. The grunge-pop artist dropped an album full of gems this March and we’re here to remind you.

What: Before she drops the music video for “Personal Space” this Friday (5/29), we’re introducing you to one of our favorite tracks on the collection: “Bad News”.

Why: Slow and stripped back, “Bad News” sounds like a storm coming in. It almost feels like talker bottled that moment before the thunder, when everything is quiet and gray and you can feel the electricity in the air. The result? A hauntingly beautiful song.

FFO: idobi Radio

Find talker on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.

“‘Bad News’ is one of my favorite songs from my EP Wax. I wrote it right as a relationship was falling apart—almost like I was looking at its demise from the outside. I was hovering on this ledge of everything being over and really just needed to finally let go and jump. I couldn’t wait around and watch things play out, and at the same time I found myself still holding out, trying to get the other person to acknowledge the same thing. In its purest form, this song is really about recognizing a situation at face value and feeling okay with doing what’s right for you, as much as it may hurt…

‘Personal Space’ is a song about getting some peace from the chaos in your head. Getting personal space from yourself. I wrote it over a year ago but it’s become more relevant than ever during quarantine, as I sit feeling isolated with my brain going wild. I wanted to find a way to visualize that and bring it into this light.” – talker


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