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New Album "Sense Of Belonging" Now Available

posted Jun 21, 2010, 9:25 AM by Scott Cooley   [ updated Jun 21, 2010, 9:44 AM ]


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JUNE 21ST, 2010 (EAST LANSING, MI) -- Take your cool drink and iPod to the hammock and get ready to kick back and enjoy what we’ve come to expect from a Scott Cooley album -  (soothing/relaxing melodies w/ deep/intelligent lyrics that effortlessly make your imagination wander); with some pleasant surprises (a Mexican-American song featuring accordion?).  Once again, Scott Cooley Records is pleased to announce the official CD (and digital download) release of a genre-defying album of acoustic rock music with a common theme titled Sense Of Belonging, Cooley’s fifth independent solo release.

·         Who:  Scott Cooley

·         What:  the album Sense of Belonging

·         When:  officially released on June 21, 2010

·         Where:  recorded at Scott Cooley Recording Studio, released on the Scott Cooley Records label, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

·         Why:  because it’s what he likes to do

·         How:  recorded himself at his digital home studio; CDs and MP3s distributed for sale in numerous major online stores including iTunes and Amazon.

“I wrote a lot of songs about the simple joys of life, and after my usual weeding-out process, polished up the best of them as best I could.  Listeners will no doubt enjoy the conjuring up of images unique to them, but overall, the common theme is reminding them of what’s important – appreciation of nature, home, family, and love.  Even without really paying attention to the lyrical meaning, the music variety alone keeps your attention and allows you to slow down and forget about the everyday world for a half an hour or so”, said Scott about his latest album. 

The do-it-all-yourself solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer got a little more help than usual with this album from his wife Lenore Louise Cooley, who co-produced one song, co-wrote one song, sang on a duet, and played accordion on a song. 

“Personally, I enjoy albums as a whole in one sitting where all the songs do not sound the same as each other, and this is one like that”, said Scott about his album-listening preference.  To give you a sense of this diversity, Sense Of Belonging features an up-tempo song, a beautiful ballad, a beautiful instrumental, a public domain folk cover song, a love song, a humorous (true) story song, a Hawaiian-sounding song, a Mexican-sounding song, a duet, and an accordion song. 

As is usual, however, the album does deliver what you’ve come to expect in terms of the overall sound and instrumentation – prevalent are the catchy grooves, memorable melodies, soothing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, well-placed background vocals, understated percussion, competent acoustic solos and fills that make you clench a fist, nod your head and say to yourself yeah! as if you’re playing it yourself, occasional slide and harmonica.  A DIY music fan’s delight, you’ll likely find yourself “hearing” how these would sound if they were re-recorded by your favorite popular artists with the best musicians and in the best studios.  New is the amazing accordion on the standout track, Three Mariachis, played by wife Lenore.

If you like artists such as Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, you’re going to feel a sense of belonging in the world of Scott Cooley album listening, an escape that will take you away to the starry skies of your daydreams.

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