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PREMIERE: Cory Wells’ Emotional New Single ‘Cement’

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 14 November 2019 at 15.18

"No relationship is perfect - people seem to turn and run at the first sign of unhappiness. A relationship of pure happiness is just not realistic, and this song highlights that and what it means to persevere." - Cory Wells.

Cory Wells is currently on tour, opening for Dashboard Confessional around the UK, in preparation for the release of his debut album 'The Way We Are' tomorrow through Pure Noise Records. 

If you aren't already familiar with Cory Wells, the association with Dashboard Confessional isn't just limited to touring together - Chris Carrabba is a collaborator on the album, but Cory's music also carries the torch of the gritty, emotional, acoustic emo rock Dashboard are so famous for. 

'Cement' is the fifth single off 'The Way We Are', and it perfectly showcases Cory's vocal prowess (that falsetto is certainly something). 

Speaking of the track, Cory has shared, "'Cement' is one of my favorite songs on the record and probably the most out of left field.  It's about accepting each other's differences. No relationship is perfect - people seem to turn and run at the first sign of unhappiness. A relationship of pure happiness is just not realistic, and this song highlights that and what it means to persevere."

He continued "The song starts with the line 'you're a mess, I'm a wreck. It's the way we are', and it sounds so depressing and longing for change, but when it repeats at the end it's so relieving. It's just who we are and that's okay. I think it's a great song to release right before the album, because it sums up everything on the record almost like a conclusion paragraph at the end of an essay.  I really hope people can appreciate the emotions put into 'The Way We Are'. It's my life. It's yours too."

Check out 'Cement' below:

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