Coyle Girelli is an English singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has previously fronted the alternative rock bands Your Vegas and The Chevin. Based in New York City for the last decade, he released a debut solo album of timeless and cinematic guitar-based songs and balladry entitled ‘Love Kills’ in 2018 that justified frequent vocal comparisons to legends such as Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, while demonstrating just why esteemed TV chat show host David Letterman had declared “if I had a voice like that I’d run for President” after hearing him sing.
Containing the sumptuous sounding ‘Where’s My Girl’, described by Clash Magazine as “a swooning knee trembler”, the glorious slow burner ‘Something Strange In The Night’, and a grandiose orchestral title track that raised the bar and succeeded on every level, the album was hailed Stateside as “a beautifully dark masterpiece” by Atwood Magazine and as “the most surprising musical diamond find of the year” by High Voltage. Suffice to say, it is a hitherto undiscovered gem for most of its likely audience and in a perfect world the entire record would soundtrack the output of David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino.
Girelli has released a brand new single entitled ‘Fun’ today (1st October) that is a first tease from an album scheduled for spring 2022. An uptempo, driving song, it offers a glimpse into the evolution of his sound and was written during the early stages of the global pandemic. Girelli states that “throwing myself back into writing helped me through what was an anxious moment for everyone and helped make sense of a world that felt out of control. ‘Fun’ and many other new songs actually came to me pretty quickly. I coped with the great uncertainty of that period with something I can rely on and turn to at any time – writing music that embraces life: the joy, the pain, the quiet and the chaos.”
As a songwriter, Girelli has collaborated with celebrated songsmiths such as Mac Davis and Linda Perry and written for several world renowned pop acts. He also works in theatre and co-composed the award winning French musicals ‘Robin des Bois’ and ‘Les Trois Mousquetaries’.
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