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Corey Pavlosky – Weathered

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“I can’t lie”, this latest single from Virginian pop-punk-rocker Corey Pavlosky ‘Weathered‘ is a pretty polish tune. On the surface, it’s a simple composition that could be attributed to many other artists who swim around this genre, but there is an interesting intricacy that fills the blank space of the song with splashy synth, haunting harmonies that echo Pavlosky’s lead vocals, drums that decay in something that sounds like a cavern of sorts, and a glinting guitar that is girded by the expanse of the track, which is made larger by the reverb and extended decay in the mix.

Pavlosky1The chorus is definitely a hook to get people interested in not only this single but the upcoming album which will be released next Friday (don’t worry, you’ll get the full review here as well). In the hook of a chorus that Pavlosky has got going, there is a wonderful spot at the end where, at least for a brief moment or two, the music is stripped to vocals, acoustic guitar, and the plunking synth. If I could ask anything more of this single it would be to have more of that restrained element (perhaps sans synth) in the track in order to really hit home the ending.

It’s easy enough to review a single, but I don’t want you to just get my take on it, so I thankfully managed an interview with the man himself, Corey Pavlosky. Here’s what he had to say about the single and what’s coming up next for him.

SWEPT: What is the story behind ‘Weathered‘?

Corey: Weathered was re-written lyrically around 3-4 times before we found the right feel for it. The track is inspired by a period of time where I struggled with severe anxiety and not wanting to let it control my life. The opening line “I can’t lie I’m terrified behind closed doors” was written on a family vacation during that time where I was able to keep my composure when in public, but as soon as I was alone I was thrown back into that thought process.

SWEPT: Did you have any vocal training before you jumped into this single?

Corey: I had taken two years of vocal lessons when I first began working on this track.

SWEPT: This is your debut single, right?

Corey: As a solo artist yes! I have been a part of several groups over the years that have released music, but never under my own name.

SWEPT: How long have you been playing/writing music?

Corey: I started off playing drums back in 2007, but didn’t start writing my own music until 2014 when I had just graduated high school and started a band.

SWEPT: Have you written, recorded and produced this all on your own? Or do you have a great team with you as well?

Corey: This single, and the record it’s from was produced and recorded by Will Beasley in Richmond Virginia, who was phenomenal might I add. This song was a more collaborative process. With the exception of some parts, every instrument on the song and the record was written and performed by me.

SWEPT: When can we expect more music out?

Corey: My debut record “Atlas” comes out April 6th!

SWEPT: What are your plans for the future? Will you be touring?

Corey: At the moment the future for my solo project remains a mystery. I will continue to write, record, and release music under my own name indefinitely.

SWEPT: Where can we see you play next?

Corey: I play drums with a group called “The People Collection” and you can come see us at Paul’s Deli in Williamsburg Virginia on March 30th.

I’m hoping we hear soon enough about Pavlosky’s solo gigs while he pushes this hot single along with his debut album ‘Atlas‘ dropping next Friday! To learn more about the man and the music, check out Corey’s site HERE, and keep an eye out for my review of the full album!

 

 

 

1) What is the story behind Weathered?

 

Weathered was re-written lyrically around 3-4 times before we found the right feel for it. The track is inspired by a period of time where I struggle with severe anxiety and not wanting to let it control my life. The opening line “I can’t lie I’m terrified behind closed doors” was written on a family vacation during that time where I was able to keep my composure when in public, but as soon as I was alone I was thrown back into that thought process.

 

2) Did you have any vocal training before you jumped into this single?

 

I had taken two years of vocal lessons when I first began working on this track.

 

3) This is your debut single, right? 

 

As a solo artist yes! I have been a part of several groups over the year that have released music, but never under my own name.

 

4) How long have you been playing/writing music? 

 

I started off playing drums back in 2007, but didn’t start writing my own music until 2014 when I had just graduated high school and started a band.

 

5) Have you written, recorded and produced this all on your own? Or do you have a great team with you as well? 

 

This single, and the record it’s from was produced and recorded by Will Beasley in Richmond Virginia, who was phenomenal might I add. This song was a more collaborative process. With the exception of some parts, every instrument on the song and the record was written and performed by me.

 

6) When can we expect more music out?

 

My debut record “Atlas” comes out April 6th!

 

7) What are your plans for the future? Will you be touring? 

 

At the moment the future for my solo project remains a mystery. I will continue to write, record, and release music under my own name indefinitely.

 

8) Where can we see you play next?

 

I play drums with a group called “The People Collection” and you can come see us at Paul’s Deli in Williamsburg Virginia on March 30th.