By Stuart Coupe.
Corey Legge plays heartfelt alt-country, folk and rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega. Corey’s music is reminiscent of James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, and Passenger, with mesmerising guitar work and smooth vocal ear-worms that will get stuck in your head for days.
'I Don't Know What I've Got Myself in For' is a catchy upbeat folk-rock/alt-country song, which neatly sums up the 'Some Days' album.
A song about venturing into the great unknown and questioning everything life throws at you, the lyrics are sure to strike a chord with most people who endured the struggles of 2020. With a subtle blend of the best of Corey's low and high vocal registers, and a potent dose of lapsteel slide guitar and driving bass lines, this track is a bittersweet feel-good anthem for the times.
Corey was the recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from the NSW government in 2018, Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). ‘Driving out of Eden’ was released in February 2019, sparking considerable interest from a number of high profile radio stations and artists worldwide.
Corey’s debut single, also titled ‘Driving out of Eden’, was played numerous times on both Triple J and Double J national radio in Australia, and was named ‘Song of the Week’ in early March 2019 on ‘Blues and Roots Radio’ worldwide, achieving airplay in the UK, Ireland, Central Europe, Canada, USA, and Australia. The single was rated 4/5 stars by Triple J ‘Roots n All’ presenter Nkechi Anele on the day it was released, which is an impressive feat for a debut single. Perhaps most notably, a video of Corey Legge performing was shared by legendary US singer-songwriter James Taylor to his millions of social media followers, along with the link to Corey’s debut music video ‘Driving out of Eden’. ‘Driving out of Eden’ was listed as one of the best records of 2019 by Henry Wagons (Double J).
Now based in the coastal steel city of Wollongong, Corey released his highly anticipated 2nd album ‘Some Days’ on September 1st 2020.