GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has joined forces with Stockholm, Sweden-based twisted pop trio Dirty Loops for an exuberant, genre-busting new single. “Follow The Light” is available tomorrow at all DSPs and streaming services, but an official music video premieres via YouTube today. “Follow The Light” heralds a spectacular full-length collaboration between Wong and Dirty Loops, entitled TURBO and due later this year. Vinyl pre-orders are available now.
“This album is to music as The Naked Gun was to movies,” says Dirty Loops’ Henrik Linder.
“My first interaction with Dirty Loops was with the viral videos of them doing insane arrangements of pop songs,” says Cory Wong. “Their musicianship is absolutely top tier. The only thing I thought was, Where’s the guitar?!? As I sat playing guitar along with the videos from my studio, I thought that I should reach out and see if they wanted to collaborate on something. Usually, a collaboration is just one song or a writing session, but I’ve been exploring the idea of doing collaborative albums with other artists because it allows the two visions of the artists to intermingle more and find more unique ways to blend together to create something new. This project really brought a lot of the musical chops side of my playing out that I often restrain from putting on my albums, and I added some restraint to parts of songs that they might get really intricate. It ended up being a perfect representation of both Cory Wong and Dirty Loops as artists and what a true collaborative project can be.”
“This record was a blast to make,” adds Linder. “We hope the excitement is contagious but remember to keep your distance.”
ABOUT CORY WONG:
GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong is a masterful musician and impossible-to-categorize artist adept at blending a variety of genres into his own unique sound. From his work as a member of Vulfpeck and The Fearless Flyers to collaborations with Dave Koz and Jon Batiste, the Minneapolis, MN-based Wong has proven a restless creator and visionary musician hailed for his distinctly original approach and dazzling live performances. 2020 saw Wong release an extraordinarily diverse series of eight original albums, spanning a stunning selection of sounds and musical styles. This year has already seen the premiere of his inventive new YouTube musical variety series, Cory and the Wongnotes, as well as an original album collecting music from the series’ first season backed by his explosive new 11-piece big band. CORY WONG AND THE WONGNOTES marks the first album in what will undoubtedly be another busy year for the indefatigable Wong as he continues making his mark as a prolific, once-in-a-lifetime artist and personality.
ABOUT DIRTY LOOPS:
Dirty Loops have earned millions of worldwide streams and countless fans around the globe with their one-and-only brand of twisted pop, a reimagined fusion of classical, jazz, and pop “loopified” into an inventive, infectious concoction all their own. Comprised of longtime friends and music school classmates Jonah Nilsson (vocals/keyboards), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergardh (drums), the trio first made waves with a series of wildly inventive covers of pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” drawing them a long list of famous fans spanning Andreas Carlsson and David Foster to Adam Levine, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones, the latter of whom declared, “The members of Dirty Loops are incredible musicians on their own, so when they get together, the ONLY way to go is UP.”
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