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“The Broken Record” represents the next step in the evolution of Corey Smith that began with “Keeping Up with the Joneses”. Like all of us, Smith has grown; he’s matured both as a person and as an artist. Here, through a mix of new songs and reimagined tracks from previous albums, we are invited on a tour of the journey from where he started to where he finds himself today. It’s an arc that will generate knowing nods from anyone grappling with a moment of reflection in their life. It’s also a damn good record.
This album has a different sound from much of what Corey has done in the past. More robust, more polished, and more lush; it’s a record made with an ear towards a broader audience. It’s not the same Corey Smith you heard on “Undertones” – but it’s still Corey Smith. It’s that growth that may catch some longtime fans by surprise, and an issue that he addresses head-on with the intro to the album:
A man on the edge, I can’t take anymore
Here’s the broken record you’ve been askin’ for.
Over and over, I feel kinda strange,
Nothin’s different here, but everything’s changed…
In support of his up coming album, “The Broken Record”, Corey Smith is releasing a series of webisodes. The first one hit this weekend, and is entitled “Grandma”. Learn a little about where Corey grew up, meet his grandma (who he lived with through high school”), and as she brings out pictures of him as a kid and tells him how she really wishes he were a teacher – be reminded just how awesome Southern grandmas really are.
“The Broken Record” releases on June 21st. You can pre-order an autographed copy of the CD here, as well as some cool merchandise. If you not a Corey Smith fan – you should be!