Cory Stewart Defines New ‘Theatro-Pop’ Genre with Debut EP ‘7 Different Sides’, Scheduled For April 10, 2018 Release
Stewart’s debut EP aims to shed fresh light on issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community
TORONTO, ON (March 6, 2018) – Woodstock, Ontario native Cory Stewart is excited to announce the release of his debut EP, ‘7 Different Sides’. Due April 10, 2018 (with the lead single ‘7 Different Sides’ available on April 3, 2018), the collection of songs written and produced by Stewart and JUNO award-winning musician Gavin Bradley, offer a dance-floor-ready and self-reflective strain of 80’s inspired theatro-pop (theatric/electro-pop).
Recorded at GavCo studios (SOCAN) in the heart of downtown Toronto, ‘Sides’ contains three unique pop tracks and three extended track versions. Receiving mentorship from JUNO award winning singer Simone Denny (Love Inc.), Cory is heavily influenced by artists such as Troye Sivan, The Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Ansel Elgort and musicals such as ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’, each track (listed below) is written and produced by Cory and JUNO winner Gavin Bradley, who has worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Serena Ryder, Esthero, Nelly Furtado and JackSoul.
“With each track, I wanted to strongly convey the scenarios and themes that many LGBTQ+ individuals experience within their day-to-day lives,” says Cory Stewart. “The first single (7 Different Sides) deals with the excrutiating process of accepting personality flaws post-breakup, while I Wouldn’t Want Me Either explores the struggle of finding a partner while battling self-loathing and destructive behaviour. My Gay Heart brings more positive vibes, acting as an acoustic guitar/electro-charged LGBTQ+ empowerment anthem, exploring both societal pressures to ‘fit in’ and learning to love your background and orientation.”
A Royal Conservatory of Music program graduate, Cory Stewart has been a student of music since the age of seven, receiving accolades from numerous music festivals across Ontario. A former member of the Amabile Boys Choir of London, Canada, Cory has had the opportunity to travel and perform in several countries around the world including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.