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Pop Crooner Tino Coury Premieres New Single 'Drink My Love Away' [Review]


It's been over two years since I first alerted you about emerging pop crooner Tino Coury when I reviewed his debut single, "Diary," which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart back in 2010. Since then, the 23 year-old Pittsburgh, PA singer has diligently continued to write and record songs for his debut album, entitled "This One's For," alongside an impressive group of collaborators, including Jackie Boyz (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Sean Kingston), Lil Eddie (Jessie J, P. Diddy)  Internz (Rhianna, Big Sean), Sham & Motesart (K’naan, Willow Smith) and Mansur (Monica, Ashanti). 

The first track Coury is sharing from his debut record is the radio-ready "Drink My Love Away." Paced by a galloping, propulsive beat, the song is filled with rock-edged melancholy, aching lyrics and Coury's soaring pop vocals about letting go of the past to live in the moment because "nobody can guarantee tomorrow." The song is released in conjunction with a video that shows Coury spending a day on the beach with friends to forget his love lost that's truly on his mind.

Through his teenage years, Coury poured his passion into sports being a star football athlete. He considered music a hobby, but everything changed when he suffered a painful wrist injury and decided to pursue a career in music. He taught himself how to play the guitar, cribbing from a Blink-182 tab book, then piano, bass and drums until finally he was writing his own original songs. "When I was in eighth grade or so, I loved Blink-182 and Green Day," he recalls. "I was into hip-hop and pop too, but those punk-rock tunes were so amazing. I got the guitar tabs and starting learning to play the songs, which were simple but incredibly catchy."

Tino Coury will be releasing "This One's For," this fall on indie imprint Eleventh Records, distributed through Universal’s Fontana. Look for the release of "Drink My Love Away" on iTunes in the next few weeks.

June 29, 2012 | Permalink