Hailing from Portland, 21-year-old American singer/songwriter Corey Harper premieres his new track and official video for “Beneath” on Billboard. The video, directed by Peter Mosiman (Grouplove, Cody Simpson, Fais ft. Afrojack), follows the journey of a young couple as they explore both their physical and new emotional surroundings. PRESS HERE to stream on Spotify and PRESS HERE to watch.
When discussing the song Harper says that “The lyrics explain the clichés of a typical modern relationship between two independent young adults. Visions and plans are always talked about and discussed excitedly, (“all this noise will be heard”) and collateralized risks are taken to prove yourself worthy of being trusted (“all this pain will return”).
Fans first got a taste of Corey’s sound with the premiere of his debut track and video “California Sun” on Rolling Stonefollowed by the emotionally charged track “Keeping Me Alive” on Teen Vogue. 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.