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The Next Big Music-maker from Shropshire Posted On 15 January 2021

Life in lockdown has been productive for singer Louis Coupe, who has used the pandemic to further his song-writing career.

 

Like so many artists around the world, the twenty-four year old has been unable to perform live since last March. But this hasn’t stopped the musician from honing his craft from home. The singer, who hails from Priorslee, Telford, spoke of the ambitious song-writing challenge which he set himself, saying, ‘I woke up on a Thursday morning and decided to write a track that day and release it that Sunday’. This was the beginning of a mammoth task of writing and recording thirteen new songs at home and releasing them over the course of thirteen weeks.

 

Speaking about his preferred style of music to write, he mentioned his love of the piano, and the impact which it has over his music. He said, ‘The place I feel most at home is on the piano. My style of writing is a very classic approach’. And it appears that returning home to Shropshire has given him new influences to write about, when commenting,  ‘Recently I’ve written about moving home to Shropshire, new relationships, old relationships, growing up’.

 

In order to make up for lost time, Coupe is looking to make a return to the live tour circuit when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Although, the twenty-four year old has already enjoyed a successful career of thus far. ‘I’ve played nearly 1,000 gigs now – touring both the UK and Europe, as well as shows across the USA too’, says Coupe. The Shropshire man also has a performance at the Royal Albert Hall under his belt and has support gigs for Jake Bugg and Boyzone on his CV.

 

Coupe expressed his worries over the arts industry, acknowledging that, ‘Like with many other creative and freelance occupations, there’s a lot of uncertainty that comes with being a musician even at the best of times’. Therefore, Coupe, like so many others, will hope that live performances are just around the corner, and that he, and his fellow musicians, can ‘kick-start the live scene again’.

 

To hear any of Louis’ tracks, please visit www.facebook.com/louiscoupe or www.louiscoupe.com

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