Nashville, TN—Living your life with varied musical influences, and then living that life in various places and situations growing up can shape a singer/songwriter’s sound and vibe more than just about anything. For Nashville based Corinne Chapman, this appears to be the case on her new album, Dirty Pretty Things.
Chapman, who claims to blend her own folk and rock tinged country music with the influences of her mom’s “hippie rock” and her dad’s old-school country, is also a compelling storyteller. She draws from her roots growing up in California, to working for the U.S. Congress during high school, and finally to studying in Paris before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Dirty Pretty Things is Chapman’s first release in five years, and her first with producer Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco). The album showcases Chapman’s smooth but powerful voice, and some of her best work yet.
“I strive to make my songs strong and intelligent,” she said. “But most of all, I want my songs to be reflections of life, portals into the moments we crave and fear.”
The sixth and final track on Dirty Pretty Things, “Weeds,” was recently commissioned for use by Crocs shoes in their worldwide video for a campaign called “Crocs Cares.” The program is one that provides shoes to millions of people who are in need of footwear, mainly in third world countries.
“I’m proud to support Crocs,” said Chapman. “They are dedicated to providing robust programs, donations, and community work opportunities designed to make a difference in the lives of local and global communities.”
“Weeds” is also the theme song for “Kickin’ It In the Streets,” a homeless soccer club in Forth Worth, Texas.
Dirty Pretty Things was released to retail and digitally earlier this month (Amazon, CDBaby, Lone Star Music, as well as iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.) and Chapman is touring regionally in support of it. For more information, please visit www.corinnechapman.com