Today we are pleased to join forces with Cory Becker for the release of his new single “Preacher,” were the singer-songwriter opens up about his past and present with a vulnerability that rarely some get to archive.
The most overtly autobiographical of the songs on the album and the one most directly addressing life in a terrifyingly restrictive religious universe (“ I needed a father and I got a Policeman instead, I needed a mother and I got a Preacher instead”). Song of redemption, recovery, conversion of negative energy, of transmuting elements of aggression and resentment into creative energies.
Cory Becker’s debut album, One, came to life in a one-room studio in the dirt floored basement of his Echo Park rental, which he built from ground up. The album embraces the authenticity and experimentation of analog recording – engineering and producing the album himself, he experimented with a variety of techniques and performed nearly every aspect of the album himself, aside from select musical guests he invited to play on select tracks. Despite being Becker’s first try at recording and producing everything on his own, he was able to create a unique sonic footprint that encompasses modern indie rock and folk, and the values and traditions of the canon of American roots music.
Despite this album being Becker’s first release as a solo artist, his impressive accolades include performance and co-writing credits with artists, producers and songwriters regarded and revered as being on the forefront of the industry as a whole. Some of these accomplishments include co-writing with Max Martin, Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), performing with Sean Lennon, Rodriguez, Living Things and has worked on studio recordings with critically acclaimed, veteran producers such as Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey) and Michael Ilbert (The Cardigans, The Hives, Robyn).
Notable featured artists include drummers Aaron Sperske (Elliot Smith, Ariel Pink) and Josh Adams (Beck, Devendra Banhart). Jade Castrinos (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Echo in the Canyon Film) is the featured vocalist on the duet “Haunt.” Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) co-wrote “Virgin Of The World”, contributing the bridge of the song. The album was mixed by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cate Le Bon, The Strokes).