Cory Cooper is a pop artist who now resides in California but began his musical journey in MIssouri. He released a single entitled “Me In My Dreams” which is a certified ballad with an ’80s vibe. The recording is top notch and there is no better way to describe it than FM radio ready and commercially accessible.
He follows the tropes and criteria we have heard before that sound similar to music on shows like American Idol and The Voice. His music is easy to figure out and if you haven't heard the similarities to the most ubiquitous of styles then you have been hiding under a rock.
Cooper’s other material is mostly straightforward 4/4 dance pop music. Songs like “It’s So Natural” and “Everything That I Want To Be” are optimistic club thumpers that would sound perfect in an LA hot spot.
My favorite track I found was “I Will Die When You Go” which sounded a bit like Duran Duran during the verse. Cooper seems to be taking on a new direction with “Me In My Dreams.” I’m not sure of what to expect in the future but it could be more ballad based with an emphasis on the vocals.
It doesn't take a whole lot of guess work to figure out if Cooper is your thing or not. He has a distinct sound that will unequivocally not fit in the underground but thrives in the mainstream arena. I promise you it will take all but a couple of minutes to figure out if this is a pass or not.
One thing I can say about Cooper is that his video for “Me In My Dreams” has high production value. The other thing is that it reminds me of ballad videos from the ’80s like Meatloaf. He sings into the sunset and plays a piano while it's burning.
Cooper is unapologetically doing the music he loves which will appeal to the most broad of demographics.
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