A strong sense of the cinematic inspires Coralcrown’s tribute here to western movies and chivalry. Think along the lines of Tarantino using the vibes of Ennio Morricone to score a romance about someone willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of the person they love, even if everything they do appears wrong. ‘Whoever’ is a nostalgia trip that emboldens the unpretentious and sentimental joie de vivre that comes with writing from the heart.
Listen/Stream Whoever below:
After a couple years break from music, Birth is an artistic tabula rasa for its creator Luis Gotor. It’s the culmination of a mix of the impulses and influences that got him tracking demos as a bedroom artist again. Freewheeling, experimental, but never straying into indulgence, it’s a tight-knit collection of tracks. The final four cuts are self-produced by Luis, recorded by Josh Green at Ray Davies’ legendary Konk Studios, and mastered at the no-less renowned AIR Studios. This record signals the emergence of an ambitious and passionate new artist attuned to the allure of timeless pop music and the vitality of the sonic world around him.
Upon settling in London, Coralcrown auteur Luis Gotor took a hiatus from music, crestfallen that his old band had finished. Eventually, the capital’s vibrant and diverse musical nightlife captivated him, and he decided to return to music as a solo artist on his own terms and with complete creative control. Coralcrown is the result of that. It’s a vital and visionary project, establishing Luis as an ambitious musician with a gifted ear for the kind of restlessly infectious melodies that made popular music from the seventies and eighties so uplifting. His technical approach is cutting edge, and the sound he’s achieved is nothing short of the slick professional indie pop production you’re likely to hear on say, a Foals or Bombay Bicycle Club record – audacious and primed for the festival circuit. Luis’s first EP Birth is the culmination of his effortlessly lush rebound back into writing music, and with a live band backing him, the stage is literally and figuratively set to disseminate his canny pop hooks to anyone with a relish for melody.
“Timeless pop tunes” Fame Magazine
“A shimmering, tactful dose of the sort of slickly produced, melodic indie pop” Gigslutz
EP Track Listings
1. She Is a Saint
2. Between the Lights
See Coralcrown live
May 4th, The Finsbury, Manor House, London