Saturday, October 18, 2014

Album Review: Aurora by Cole Childers

1912437_695745337134941_689233421_nSinger, Songwriter and Alternative Rock artist Cole Childers brings forth Aurora, an album of honest and introspective messages with an edge that cuts through the day to day drama that can blind a person looking for answers and the truth.

Growing up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, Cole Childers was surrounded by Seattle’s grunge movement, but at 17 with guitar in hand; he knew he wanted music to be his own. In 2005 Childers formed Virginia Beach-based band Chasing Corona. The band's first single, “Sand to Stone” received widespread critical acclaim and quickly became a favorite on several regional radio stations.

1493284_703890392987102_7814413942505478029_nCole performed in New York City’s Fleet Week Celebration in 2007, and was requested to return in 2008 and again in 2009, once as the main support act for George Clinton, then opening for Joan Jett. Cole has also shared stages with the likes of Creed and Motley Crue. While in New York City for Fleet Week, Childers appeared on the nationally recognized Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show taking the gleaming East Coast metropolis for his own.

chasing-corona-at-the-norva-311-600x399In early 2014 Childers entered Soul Haven Studios in Virginia Beach, VA to begin work on what would become his debut solo release, Aurora. Out of the twenty songs that were written for the record, six made the final cut.

"The reason we only did six songs is because I would rather put time and quality into six songs rather than rushing 12 songs with a mediocre outcome," Childers tells. "Nothing bothers me more than when a band rushes an album and puts out garbage, when it could have waited another 6 months in order to do it proper justice. Music is art and deserves to be treated with respect. Besides, I call a well thought out EP an album without the filler!"

cole childers picAurora is an album that takes the listener on an emotional joyride to the very highs and the bitter lows, some ambient , vibrant madrigals of an acoustic feeling, others down and dirty Rock & Roll, not “Ballad-ish” or “Pop” but sincere and reverent to the concept of the songs content.

Aurora opens with “Save Me” which is a power anthem of a “giving soul” that needs to be saved from oblivion. Followed by the first official single "Fall with Me", "Addict”, "Run Away", "Impossible" and concludes with the EP's title track, "Aurora" a timeless tale of heartbreak caused by a cheating love. Aurora is a short but rousing album from an artist that sings from the heart and from deep within the immense universe of the human spirit.

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