NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer/songwriter Tino Coury is making his new single, "Drink My Love Away" available for fans TODAY. Check out the video for the song HERE exclusively at PopCrush.com. Serving as the perfect soundtrack for summer, "Drink My Love Away" is the first offering off Coury's forthcoming debut full length album, This One's For and serves as the follow up to his Top 40 charting single, "Diary" which also reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart. Check out the video for "Diary" off his Page One EP HERE. This One's For is due out in Fall 2012 via Eleventh Records featuring a fierce mix of larger-than-life beats, catchy melodies, and soulful sensibility. The 11-track album reveals the breadth of talent behind the 23-year-old Pittsburgh native.
This One's For features a powerful lineup of co-producers, including Da Internz (Rhianna, Big Sean), Sham & Motesart (K'naan, Willow Smith), Kadis & Sean (Luke James, Brandy), and Mansur (Monica, Ashanti). In crafting songs for This One's For, Coury also teamed up with heavy-hitting songwriters like Redd Stylez (Usher, Alicia Keys), Jackie Boyz (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Sean Kingston), Lil Eddie (Jessie J, P. Diddy), and Marlin "Hookman" Bonds (Swizz Beatz, Bow Wow). Coury keeps the vibe hopeful and triumphant—even when the going gets tough. The album's harmony-kissed, handclap-driven lead single "Drink My Love Away," for instance, sweeps up listeners with its taught guitar riffs, galloping beat, and aching lyrics. On "Ex-Girlfriend," Coury turns his heartbreak into a play-by-play fantasy backed by throbbing beats and smoldering synth. Another sexed-up stunner, "I'll Be Right Over" blends R&B-styled harmonies with a sweetly mellowed-out groove. And on the dynamic title track, a delicate piano intro bursts into a classically poppy kiss-off to all the haters as Coury promises that "nothing's gonna hold me down now."
Tino had always seen himself following his football career and making it his life's work until an injury that shattered his wrist ultimately altered his course. That is when the hobby he had always been passionate about was able to take center stage and music became his primary focus. Tino quickly identified his natural ability in singing, songwriting, and instrumentation. As his talent and keen sense of rhythm developed, he found it easy to learn the keyboard, bass and drums and before he knew it, he was writing, producing and recording his own music.
His hard work and devotion to his craft made the transition from sports not only seamless, but healing. Tino made the move to Los Angeles with his career goals clearly in sight. After only a short period of time on the West Coast, Tino Coury became the first signing to indie label, Eleventh Records, distributed through Universal's Fontana, and found a studio mentor in Grammy Award winning Engineer/Producer, Manny Marroquin (John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Rhianna, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys). Working with Marroquin allowed Tino to continue to expand in a role he takes very seriously: Producer. While many pop artists aren't involved in production or writing processes of their music, for Tino, sharing in these responsibilities is essential.
Tino released his EP, Page One, which spawned the hit "Diary" and piqued the interest of the music industry and music fans alike, laying the groundwork for what is only the beginning of a long career for this artist, songwriter and producer. Now, This One's For, confirms him as an unstoppable new force on the pop-music scene.
SOURCE Eleventh Records