Summer Chemicals (MP3 album)
"Summer Chemicals” delivers tales of growth, life and love through the cleverest of lyrics and flawless studio performance with power and dynamics reminiscent of early U2 recordings possessing tight rhythms and slicing lead guitar tracks.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (53:50) !
Related styles: ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, ELECTRONIC: Ambient
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Formerly a solo artist, recognized for creating a stir in the Midwestern music scene with his debut release, “A Motion Picture Scene,” Jonathan Cour can now be found behind the namesake, Carillon. A title more suited for a band, Carillon is a true departure from the singer/songwriter days of Cour self producing and performing the majority of his material. Comprised of members from his previous touring band, Carillon is a snapshot into the musical growth and development of a young musician through touring and live performance.
Jonathan Cour’s first musical endeavors were in high school as a drummer for various local bands. In college, he stepped out from behind the drums, picked up a guitar, and started writing his own songs. Based on the buzz created by early demos, Jonathan soon found himself traveling across the country to Los Angeles, Nashville, and Tulsa to write and record with some of the music industry’s hottest producers and most decorated songwriters including Desmond Child (“Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Kiss the Rain”), Annie Roboff (“This Kiss”), Zac Maloy of The Nixons (“Sister”), and Goran Kralj of The Gufs.
Jonathan’s debut EP, A Motion Picture Scene, was an impressive first testament to his natural strengths as a songwriter, singer, musician, and producer. However, after a year of touring with a live band to support the EP with such names as: Lifehouse, Better Than Ezra, Hootie and The Blowfish, The Samples, and Brian Vander Ark (The Verve Pipe), Jonathan began to focus on a new musical direction.
In his sophomore release titled “Summer Chemicals,” under the name Carillon, Cour exhibits a departure from his former acoustic/pop sensibility. Though he still remains the main songwriter and musician, studio mates Grant Essig (SevenStar) and Matt Hickenbotham (Colony) contributed heavily in helping to drive the new songs into a more anthemic/alternative/rock sound while still managing to sneak in a knack for pop hooks. Assisted by Essig and Hickenbotham’s veteran talents and experience, Carillon met the daunting challenge of musical reinvention, and took it up a notch – offering an exciting and emotional interpretation of Cour’s songs without taking away from the melodies and structure that make them so accessible to the general public.
“Summer Chemicals” delivers tales of growth, life and love through the cleverest of lyrics and flawless studio performance. With power and dynamics reminiscent of early U2 recordings possessing tight rhythms and slicing lead guitar tracks to arena worthy ballads and sure-fire alt/pop hits, Cour found his groove. Summer Chemicals works its way through a bossy, high-maintenance relationship (“Hey Princess”) to desires of hanging on to innocence and bliss found in the beginning of relationships, (“MacArthur Boulevard”) capped off by the imminent self-destruction and emotional vindication of a heart-break in the end (“Carousel”).
Summer Chemicals is slated for Spring release digitally, followed by an official release show in St. Louis, MO. Look for tour announcements to follow on https://www.tradebit.com and https://www.tradebit.com