corey andrew

corey andrew

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Soul/Influenced Rock best describes the unique style and sound of Corey Andrew. He is a prolific songwriter who uses the common denominators of human existence as the basis for which to write and sing about. Similar Artists: Lenny Kravitz, Seal, Outkast.

Biography

Corey Andrew, an African American rock influenced recording artist, refuses to be “assigned” to the categories of Hip-Hop and R&B simply because of the color of his skin. Staying true to his art he breaks out on his own creating a buzz on the New York music scene!

When people discover Corey Andrew, they are usually surprised by the sincerity of his art. Influenced by everyone from Cat Stevens to Motown and everything in between, Corey is more likely to be seen strumming his acoustic guitar than spitting out “def rhymes” or begging his shorty through explicit lyrics for sexual relief while showing off his bling bling.

In what Corey refers to as a double edged formula gimmick, “white” artists who sound “black” are today more likely to find support from a major label than would a black artist such as himself with a rock-music identity. “Being told countless times by major label A&R executives that you don’t sound black enough or perhaps you should do R&B because it’s easier for blacks to break into” is extremely frustrating, Corey says. This kind of adversity would be a deterrent for many artists, and some would have perhaps altered their artistic expression to conform to major label dictation. But not Corey Andrew. With the help of his business partner Joseph Bennett who is also the project’s Executive Producer, Corey formed his own label, Xcalibur Records named after the famed sword in The Tale of King Arthur. This new venture serves as the vehicle by which Corey Andrew showcases his unique musical styling and builds his growing audience.

Through word of mouth, savvy Internet usage, and good old fashioned guerilla marketing tactics, Corey’s CD, We’re all Stars reports growing online sales and he and his band have been performing to packed houses since its summer 2003 arrival. Whereas Corey once considered the ultimate prize to be a major label recording contract, the driven artist has now gone from frustrated to liberated by gaining exposure across the US on his own record company.

Corey Andrew, We’re All Stars is now available through most major online retailers including Virginmega.com, Tower.com, Samgoody.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Cdstreet.com, Target.com, Cdbaby.com, Bordersbooks.com, HMV.com, FYE.com, and will be available through 300 additional online retailers over the next few weeks. Track # 3, Next to you has become a favorite at Yahoo Launch Cast Radio and Makradio, the # 1 Top 40 station at Live365.com and the CD is now available for digital downloads at itunes, emusic, and Rhapsody. Dance remixes of the title track, We’re All Stars are being played by top New York DJ’s such as DJ Demarko and Julian Marsh, DJ Frankie J (Portland, Ore.), DJ Bryan Pfiefer (Los Angeles), and DJ Mark Breck (Dallas Texas). Corey Andrew has also recently completed his first musical television appearance, in which he was interviewed and performed a half hour set with his band on the Time Warner cable program Poughkeepsie Live!, which boasts 280, 000 viewers in the Tri-State area.

Lyrics

Clever

Written By: Corey Andrew & Michael Pantaleone

You could never know
What I’m feeling inside
The more I try to show
The more I have to hide
Searching for the words to say
Devotion’s in my heart
But emotion’s in my way

But if I sent you flowers
Or made you laugh for hours
Or held the moonlight in my hand...

If I could be more clever
I’d say things that would make you never ever leave my side
If I could be more clever
I’d make sure you would leave me never until the end of time
Until the end of time

Maybe I’ll write a letter or maybe tell you through a friend
Maybe I’ll just keep it all inside and then just hate myself again
What if you get up and just walk away
I know that you’d stay forever if I could find the words to say

But if I sent you flowers
Or made you laugh for hours
Or stopped the world from spinning around

If I could be more clever
I’d say things that would make you never ever leave my side
If I could be more clever
I’d make sure you would leave me never until the end of time
Until the end of time

If I were clever…

If I could turn into the sun in stormy weather
When I was done, would I be clever
If I could stop time or cry you a river,
You would be mine for sure

If I could be more clever
I’d say things that would make you never ever leave my side
If I could be more clever
I’d make sure you would leave me never until the end of time
Until the end of time

Next to you

Written By: Corey Andrew

Here I sit all on my own
Broken hearted once again
I called you up but you’re not home
Out with a lover or your friends

Well maybe somehow I’ll still find
A way to be with you tonight

I wann be next to you
But you’re so hard to break through
I don’t know what else I should do
I wanna be next to you
I know that it just isn’t right
That I still want you in my life
I can no longer keep it inside
I wanna be next to you

Desperation’s in the air
Making it hard just to breath
The realization that you don’t care
Makes it harder to believe

I hope you think about me sometime
Cause you’re forever on my mind

I wanna be next to you
But you’re so hard to break through
I don’t know what else I should do
I wanna be next to you

I wanna be next to you
But you’re so hard to break through
I don’t know what else I should do
I wanna be next to you

Trust and believe I’m the one who will be there when your skies turn from blue to grey
Why can’t you see something dies in me every time that you turn away

I wanna be next to you
But you’re so hard to break through
I don’t know what else I should do
I wanna be next to you...

Your time is coming

Written By: Corey Andrew

Everyone dreams of a life that makes them happy
Everyone dreams they can be what they’re told they can’t be
You know your best is yet to come
Don’t stop believing, you gotta just hold on
Better take you time, you gotta pace yourself
Just live for you and nobody else

Your time is coming….
Your time is coming…

Everyone searches heard to find a happy ending
But we choose to believe our own lies as the truth is bending
Don’t you know how special you
are
Don’t you deserve to keep going farther
It’s a crazy world but it all belongs to you
You gotta be a soldier, you gotta see life through

Your time is coming
Your time is coming

Discography

We're All Stars-EP, Next to You, Clever, Forgive Me, Every Single Day, We're All Stars-Sam Pena Tribal Vox Remix: College, Public, Commercial & Internet radio play.

Set List

Corey Andrew has alternate versions of his music set that range from acoustic- uplugged to full electric band productions. In addition, his national success as a stand up comedian (BET's Comic View) has given Corey an ability to share with his music audiences fun concerts featuring great original songs, humor, and wit.

Typically 45-70 Minutes sets:
Clever
Miss Mabeline
Faith
Feather
Every Single Day
Stalker
Next to You
We're All Stars
Ocean-Led Zepplin