Emerging indie-folk artist, Corey Kilgannon, has built up a considerable fanbase in cities across the country becoming known for radically stripped down sets under bridges to room-quieting performances in packed out venues. Upon the release of his newest album As Above, So Below, Kilgannon is bringing his new music to fans across the country while on tour from August-October.
Kilgannon's new release (August 23), As Above, So Below, is arguably the most politically charged album of his discography yet as he unabashedly addresses a variety of human issues: depression, oppression, feminism, social justices, LGBQT, racism, and many other cultural topics. Drudging up and working through one’s past, while also ruminating on and participating in conversations of our present failings as a country is necessary to holistic humanity, and Kilgannon holds both of these truths so preciously. Each song delves into our country’s darker sides such as racism, the increasing separation between different religious beliefs, our propensity to hideout in our ideological and doctrinal trenches, and concludes with pondering a love that could somehow unite us.
Born in the outskirts of NYC and spending his formative years in Jacksonville Beach, FL, Corey Kilgannon, a 25-year-old emerging indie/folk artist, brings revelations from his examined past, thoughts of the present, and hopes for the future through a voice that ebbs and flows from sweet sensitivity to raw, emotional pleading. Never shying away from difficult topics of discussion, he has silenced and captivated audiences whether they’re listening from The Showbox in Seattle or from a folding chair at an intimate house show. He has shared stages with Jon Foreman, John Paul White, Joseph, Penny & Sparrow, David Ramirez, and Johnnyswim. He brings with him a communal, lonely closeness each and every time he performs. You could call Kilgannon a present-day protest singer, but that might rush to conclusions of an accusatory blame-game style, and would fail to elevate his more unifying call-to-action and call-to-attention approach to his stark honesty. Kilgannon chooses discomfort over accessibility, and self-awareness over self-indulgence. He creates a seemingly paradoxical space of thought-provoking escapism with his music. Throughout all of his discography, Kilgannon reveals to his listeners the at times lonely but crucial nature of belonging to oneself.