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My heart is bleeding/Paper cut from reading page one…

“When I write a song,” says singer-songwriter-producer TINO COURY, “I want a beat you can dance to, a great track–but also a story. There has to be a heart to it.”

Witness “Diary,” the 21-year-old Pittsburgh-bred, L.A.-based artist’s new single. “I read your diary,” Coury sings over the track’s throbbing groove, “and it said that you weren’t in love with me.” The heartbreak mounts as each page offers a new puzzle piece of his lover’s betrayal. It’s a canny combination of exhilarating pop, slamming beats and lyrical drama, which is the essence of Coury’s craft.

The single is impacting radio airwaves in March 2010 and is set for digital release May 4. Coury—signed to indie label Eleventh Records, distributed through Universal’s Fontana—will release a full-length album later in the year.

“Diary” showcases not only Coury’s urgent vocals and flair for sparkling hooks, but also the multi-instrumentalist’s substantial production chops. “I started with a straight piano line as a loop,” he recalls of the song’s creation. “I had the lyrical concept, and the melody and the words started coming for the hook. I then started building the track adding the drums and synths—I wanted it to have a little bit of a club feel.”

Coury is about to be a force in pop music just as he was a star athlete in high school. It wasn’t until he suffered a sports injury that he decided to put a hold on finishing college and pursue his true destiny. Since then, he has devoted himself to music with the same fervor, drive and commitment he once did to sports.



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