Corey King’s A Loveless Sunken Sun is a testament to the power of angst to foster growth. The record is a product of two transformative and nomadic years that saw him facing the extremities of life in the birth of a son and the death of a loved one while simultaneously touring the world. King has alchemically transformed those anxieties into an impressionistic set of songs that are by turn kinetic, theatrical, and uplifting.
Conceptualized and recorded mostly in solitude in Brooklyn, NY and while on the road, A Loveless Sunken Sun showcases King’s development as a songwriter and producer. More experimental than previous releases, A Loveless Sunken Sun features synths, drum machines, and programming augmented with live band elements that display the singularity of his musical character.
Whereas his 2016 outing Lashes dabbled more with rock and indie influences, A Loveless Sunken Sun manifests the breadth of King’s influences; a picturesque world that is equal parts Electronic, Krautrock and Afrobeat. There is a feeling of rootless-ness in this record as King processes gratitude, wonder, and sorrow related to the demands of travel, new responsibilities, and loss of his grandmother, Ruthy Taylor, to whom—along with other family members and friends—he dedicates this EP. This atmospheric and richly impressionistic work offers a glimpse of King’s moody and rewarding experience of life.
Since moving to New York, Corey King has focused on being adaptable in many musical environments without sacrificing his musical integrity. He is highly respected by his peers for his creativity and versatility, which are heavily influenced by numerous styles within the music realm. King is a graduate of the Grammy Award winning High School For The Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), which has produced an immense amount of talent over the years. After moving to New York, King received a scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, majoring in Composition and Jazz Performance.
Since Corey has been in New York, he has had the opportunities to perform/record with notable artists such as Bonobo, Esperanza Spalding, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Glen Hansard, Mos Def, Gil-Scott Heron, D.J. Premiere, ATrak, Doc Daneeka, Nick Hook, José James, Bilal, Mary J. Blige, Hercules and Love Affair, Mark Ronson, Maria Daulne (Zap Mama), Lauryn Hill.
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