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Meet Coral Bones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Coral Bones.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m an LA-based indie-electro artist and producer originating from a small mountain town in Utah, where I was raised Mormon. That background of growing up in a conservative religious environment and then the experience of leaving it heavily shapes my songwriting. I’m also bipolar and have been vocal about my experience with it both on stage and in my music.

I’ve known since I was little that I wanted to be a musician, and as soon as I learned to play guitar, I started recording myself on my family’s computer. In that way, my songwriting and production evolved at the same time. I often go back to those old sessions to get ideas, reshaping, and reworking old songs. I’m out here as a freelance producer and composer and am always working to better my craft and be a positive energy in music.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a producer, songwriter, and composer. I make anything from the music bed for movie trailers, to one on one production for a band or artist.

In my personal music as Coral Bones, I’m always trying to find the line between cute and haunting. I love haunted houses, abandoned buildings, anything that gives you that ‘hair standing up on the back of your neck’ feeling. I also love cartoons and have a deep connection to them. This dualism of happy and scary is something I’ve always felt drawn to, and as a person with bipolar disorder, I think that makes sense. My music can sometimes be poppy and bright, while the underlying message in the lyrics can be quite dark. I also love the idea of bittersweetness, that kind of aching in your chest that’s a balance of pleasure and pain. That tension is something I’m always trying to bring to my songs, and I think it’s a reflection of life.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
I think that the biggest challenge facing artists today is the need to stand out and bring something fresh to the table. There’s an exponential growth in the amount of music and musicians in the industry, and everyone feels the need to be the brightest gem. I think that people lose themselves in the search for what will get a reaction out of people, when ironically the most original thing an artist can do is to embrace their own truth, fully. I think it’s scary to put yourself out there on that level, but brutal honesty is refreshing, and I think people appreciate it.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can find my music on any streaming site, including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.
I released an EP called ‘Worry Bones’ in 2017 and released a single called ‘Queensway (Stripped)’ this year. I’m always working on new material and plan to be releasing two more singles over the summer.

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Image Credit:
Artwork: Amy Noorlander
Photos: Danny Scott Lane, Gilbert Cisneros

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