Songwriter and Producer, Coyle Girelli announces his upcoming album, "Funland."
Coyle Girelli shares the second single and video, “From 7th Street with Love,” written as an ode to his adopted hometown, New York City. “This is my love song to New York City,” said Girelli. “I wrote it during the depths of the COVID lockdown while out of the city, in the woods in Vermont. I was missing the city, especially during her time of trauma. Her madness, her noise, her energy, her smells and sounds. The people. The subway. The bars and restaurants. The theater, the museums. The opera house. My beautiful Central Park. She was hurting and I wasn’t there to hold her and tell her that I love her. New York has given me so, so much and continues to do so every day. She is my muse. It was love at first sight and always will be.” Watch/Share Via YouTube Now.
Girelli wrote and solely produced the collection of songs that became the album Funland at the start of the pandemic as an escape from reality during that uncertain period. In discussing the album, Girelli says, “‘Funland’ was a concept I had been kicking around for a month or so before I started writing the album during lockdown. A nighttime place of escape, debauchery, vice and pleasure. When the pandemic hit New York I headed to the woods of Vermont where I holed up for several months and where this album was written. In those moments, the album’s concept took on a whole new meaning. I was missing New York, my city. The New York City in my head that I was missing mixed with this mythical place that I had created in my mind became ‘Funland'.”
Funland album track listing:
3. Do You Wanna Dance
4. From 7th Street with Love
6. Here Comes My Baby
7. Right Time
8. Modern Noir
9. Midnight Flowers
10. When I Sleep I Leave The Window Open
As a songwriter, he has collaborated with a diverse group of celebrated songsmiths from Mac Davis to Linda Perry, and written for several world renowned pop acts. Girelli also works in theatre, co-composing the award-winning French musicals ‘Robin des Bois’ and ‘Les Trois Mousquetaires’. Girelli previously fronted the alternative rock bands Your Vegas and The Chevin. A performance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ led the host to state, “if I had a voice like that I’d run for President.”