Hailing from Portland, 21-year-old American singer/songwriter Corey Harper premieres his new video for his track “Keeping Me Alive” on Teen Vogue, PRESS HERE to watch. The track highlights his authentic, emotionally charged lyrics while including an uplifting and catchy chorus. The track will be available on his debut EP On The Run out this fall and is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.
This is a personal song for Corey who says, “I really wanted to give an authentic visual look into the story the song was written about. I lost my cousin when I was in 7th grade to a freak accident that unfortunately ended up taking her life so suddenly. As years went by, I was always compelled by the music that reminded me of her, and the feeling I would get when her favorite song came on. So I wanted to write something of my own that I could always sing when I missed her, or when I was dealing with some hard times. “
Fans first got a taste of Corey’s sound with the premiere of his debut track and video “California Sun” on Rolling Stone, PRESS HERE. Harper has crafted his own distinct style from the influences of his childhood. His parents raised him on a steady diet of 60s/70s rock and soul music as well as some of the great new singer/songwriters. He cites artists such as John Mayer, Ben Howard, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King as major influences.
Corey studied music and literature history classes in Eugene, Oregon shortly before dropping out to pursue his career in music in Los Angeles, California. Settling in Venice Beach – an epicenter for artists, surfers and poets alike – Corey tapped into the inspiration around him to not only create his upcoming debut EP but also a collective called Winston House. In many ways, Winston House began as just a house. But over the past few years, talented people from all over the world have come through to hang out and create together. By creating and being an integral part of this community of dreamers and artists, Corey was able to hit the road with his music opening up for American soul musician Allen Stone as well as Justin Bieber. The latter asked Corey to open for him on the Purpose Tour’s Pacific Northwest dates after seeing him play at Winston House in Venice, CA.