Interview With Grammy Award Winning Singer Corey Glover

By Magesh MageshContributing Author

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Corey Glover is the singer for the Grammy Award-winning New York band 'Living Colour'. The band came to prominence in the 1980s with their break-out hit 'Cult of Personality'.

I recently caught up with Corey to talk about his new project 'Sonic Universe'. 


Magesh, Musicngear: You were recently in Europe playing sold-out shows with Living Colour. Do you find there are differences in the audiences when you play outside America? 

The UK is very much on the cutting edge when it comes to music. They know you're good before you do.


I'd like to talk about your new project 'Sonic Universe', how did this come together?

I met Mike Orlando on the Shiprock cruise. I was blown away by his playing and insisted we work together.

Fortunately, it sounded great!



I really love the single 'I AM' from Sonic Universe with its elements of rock and funk. Do you think it's easier for bands now to play different styles of music if they release it independently?

That all depends on what you’re looking for. The song itself was the first thing we did together. So I had a little bit of elements from where I come from and where he comes from. You can hear it in the song.

I don’t think we were concerned with whether it was going to be a commercial success or not. We just wanted it to sound good.


When I first heard the single 'I AM', my first thought was the production was amazing! Did you spend a lot of time in the studio recording it? Also, did the musicians perform together or track separately?

Production is all Mike Orlando. He is amazing behind the board. He’s got an amazing ear.


Are there any plans for 'Sonic Universe' to tour Europe in the near future?

Touring all depends on scheduling. I have commitments with Living Colour. When I’m through with that will try to go out.

Hopefully Europe.


Finally, are you working on any other original projects currently?

I don’t have any time to work on anything right now.  


Connect with Corey Glover
Instagram / Living Colour Website / Sonic Universe Website

About Magesh Magesh

Magesh is a musician and producer who has worked with Rihanna, Lionel Richie, Ricky Martin, Chris Brown, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Nelly Furtado, and Vernon Reid of Living Colour. He released an instructional drumming DVD called "Unique Beats" where he mixed the drum kit with electronics and Indian hand percussion. He recently moved from Australia to the UK to explore new musical opportunities.
Website: mageshdrumteacher.co.uk

Contact Magesh Magesh at magesh.magesh7@gmail.com

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