Hailing from Portland, 21-year-old American singer/songwriter Corey Harper releases an acoustic version of his critically acclaimed debut EP On The Run today. The EP also includes a brand new track, “Charlotte’s Wine.” CLICK HERE to listen.
“Sometimes a song needs to be stripped back to a guitar and vocal for the listener to fully understand what an artist is saying,” says Harper about his inspiration to release an acoustic version.
To celebrate the release of On The Run, Harper recently finished a run of sold-out shows along the West Coast. These performances concluded with a sold-out show at the legendary Troubadour where Corey supported electronic pop duo XYLØ. WATCH HERE the tour recap video.
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. Through an introduction by Winston House regular Cody Simpson, Harper met manager Matt Graham, who signed Corey on the spot and offered him a deal to release his first EP through his imprint Tuxedo Records.