Review – Cory Stewart

EP: 7 Different Sides
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Genre: Electro-pop

Electro-pop artist Cory Stewart is making a statement with his debut EP, 7 Different Sides. Hailed as a ‘self-reflective strain of radio-ready 80’s inspired electro-pop’, 7 Different Sides is already receiving Canadian radio play. Each track is co-written and produced by JUNO winner Gavin Bradley, who has worked with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, and Nelly Furtado, and that mastery shines through: each of the five tracks is fearless, unapologetic, and relentlessly catchy.

Having been booked to play Pride festivals across the country, Montreal’s “Stranger of the Night” event, and open for Boy George and Crystal Waters later in 2018, it’s no wonder Stewart’s unwavering confidence acts the backbone to his activism-laced lyrics. Taking a stance without sacrificing easy listening, Stewart strikes that perfect balance of a strong message— his being self-reflection, self-protection, and self-doubt as a member of the LGBTQ+ community— and the result is an EP that will serve as both an anthem and a shoo-in for club and radio plays. Tracks “My Gay Heart”, “7 Different Sides (Radio Edit)”, and, my personal favourite, “I Wouldn’t Want Me Either (Extended Mix)”, will prompt you to dance and think in equal measures.

Fans of Hayley Kiyoko and Troye Sivan—as well as newcomers and old fans of the electro-pop genre alike— will cheer for this fantastic dance-ready debut.

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