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Couvo’s new single ‘A Prayer’ is full of hope

Couvo (aka Josh Couvares) is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter whose sound is reminiscent of 1970s Laurel Canyon playing on your favourite dive bar’s beat-up jukebox, reflecting on storylines whoof people who struggle with money, work, feeling anxious and aimless, and dulling their days in dead-end relationships. On ‘A Prayer,’ Couvo laments optimism and hope for a better future with profound wisdom. Couvo is likely to tug at your heartstrings and elicit emotion and profound introspection with hymn-like melodies and a stripped-back acoustic feel. With luscious brass and a folk tinge, the track builds to an optimistic conclusion, establishing Couvo as a songwriter who meticulously constructs his art.

Talking about the new single, Couvo reveals: “This song is a retelling of all the thoughts I had running through my head one morning when I woke up in someone’s bed on Devoe Street. It was during a summer when I was broke and unemployed and I remember just lying there, wondering what I was doing with my life and where I was going. But it’s also my attempt to find meaning out of my life and the aimlessness I felt. It’s a discovery of the beauty that’s carefully entwined in our day-to-day suffering, and our collective ability to imagine a better world, despite the constant onslaught of pain that should make any sane person feel hopeless. There’s salvation in our ability to continue to dream of something better. You spend most of your days doing things you don’t want to do in the hopes that it will get you what you want tomorrow. But what if that tomorrow never comes? “For most of us,” “we’re still waiting for that tomorrow. And to me, that sounds a lot like purgatory.” 

Following the recurring themes of key societal topics in today’s world, it sparked a concept for his upcoming album, The Drinks Are Always Free in Purgatory, which questions change above all.  “The album is about living in that kind of purgatory. But it’s also about how we manage to find our own salvation.”

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