Blue Sky Metropolis will be airing on KCET in southern California for four consecutive Sunday starting July 14. It's an amazing project and I'm super grateful to have been able to write the music for it. Enjoy!
Time is Now
Coby Brown's 4th full length, Everything Looks Different To Me Now, finds him reenergized and making a turn from 2013's stark French Exit toward lusher sonic territory. It's a welcome change that finds Coby in command of his craft and comfortable in his own skin.
Produced by Brown and Justin Stanley (Jamie Lidell, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Bingham) and recorded in Los Angeles during 4 sessions over 2017 and 2018 at Matter Music and Boulevard Recording, the record features an all star band of Tyler Chester (Andrew Bird, Blake Mills) and John Flaugher (Andra Day, Joseph Arthur) on bass, Aaron Redfield (Hozier, the Bird and the Bee) and Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson, John Cale) on drums, David Immergluck (Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven) on guitars and Ollie Krauss (Sia, Tom McRae) arranging strings.
The video for the first single, "Cannonball", featuring Patton Oswalt, premiered via AV Club and was a KCRW song of the day. The video for the second single, "Tokyo", shot on location in Japan, was included on Apple's Best of Japan playlist and if there's a God in Heaven will be the soundtrack to the promos for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.
Brown recently wrote the score for “The Man Who Knew Infinity” (dir. Matt Brown), a biopic of the Indian mathematical genius S. K. Ramanujan, starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel and is currently writing the music for KCET's forthcoming docu-series "Blue Sky Metropolis", directed by Emmy award winning director Peter Jones.