Cory Wells shares ‘Wildfire,’ announce new album ‘The Way We Are’

Cory Wells is setting 2019 ablaze with a new album. The acoustic singer/songwriter has announced that he will be releasing his debut full-length album ‘The Way We Are’ on November 15th via Pure Noise Records.

“Four years in the making and I cannot be more proud of this collection of songs” shares Wells. “It portrays sadness, anger, despair, happiness, uncertainty, regret, and so much more. It’s my life. Its your life. It’s about what its like to be human. Without the bad, the good would mean nothing. It would just be normal. I hope people can appreciate the emotions put into this record as well as the various feels and styles it represents. It’s the way we are.”

On ‘Wildfire’ he adds: “This topic is a first for me to write about. I didn’t know that I’d ever known true hatred for someone until the events of this song. It feels amazing to let out so much anger in a healthy way. It feels like letting go.”

Across his debut album’s 12 songs, Wells plays the role of shapeshifter: just when you’ve got him figured out, he unleashes new musical elements – a ferocious scream (‘Walk Away’) that eventually gives way to soaring falsetto (‘Cement’), stirring acoustic guitar that crescendos into the fiery full-band fare. The ghosts of new-era emo torchbearers (including Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, a contributor on ‘Fall Apart’) are alive and well in his lush beds of acoustic-based rock, but Wells isn’t actively summoning them. Rather, he’s a decidedly patient songwriter, waiting for the right time to pair a searing lyric with the throat-shredding vocal performance it demands.

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