30 years after the release of “Sunglasses At Night,” Corey Hart
interpolates Corey Hart
“Night Visions (Sunglasses)” by Papercha$er featuring Corey Hart to be
the singer’s first release in the U.S. since 1994.
30 years after launching the extraordinary career of Corey Hart, his monumental debut single, “Sunglasses At Night”, is reborn in an exciting new incarnation as “Night Visions (Sunglasses)” Collaborating with American producers and remixers Papercha$er (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Corey re-entered the studio recording a new vocal for the iconic classic now revamped as a pulsating EDM track.
“Sunglasses At Night” was originally released in Canada, November 1983. “Night Visions (Sunglasses)” and the accompanying Music Video (filmed in South Beach Miami and featuring Hart´s 16 year old daughter Dante) are currently available on iTunes in North America.
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Released in Canada in November 1983, “Sunglasses At Night” was a thirteenth hour addition to the album ´First Offence´ but became an inescapable smash in 1984 catapulting Corey Hart into a global superstar. He went on to sell over 16 million records worldwide, amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits. He also scored an impressive 30 top 40 Hits in his native Canada including 11 Top 10’s during his career while his songs have been covered over 1000 times. But in the end, it is “Sunglasses At Night” that is the enduring Corey Hart classic which helped define a generation. As a result, over the years, countless artists – everyone from P.Diddy to Nelly Furtado – have requested permission to interpolate the song. Corey stood firm that no one was going to change or “chop” his music although many did so illegally.
In 2012, PaperCha$er approached Corey with a unique proposal. If he would be willing to creatively re-sculpt “Sunglasses” on his own terms – Corey Hart interpolating Corey Hart.
“I could never reconcile the concept of interpolation” says Hart. “As a songwriter, it always felt wrong to me. Many musicians I deeply respect stand on the other side of the aisle, but ultimately an artist must follow his own musical compass”
[quote]The opportunity to add our
contemporary sonic touch, and work with Corey personally, was both
irresistible & inspiring. – PaperCha$er[/quote]
Hart was impressed by many of the re-mixes Papercha$er had done in the past and he adds “it really felt like a great fit”.
The resulting single, “Night Visions (Sunglasses)” not only includes a striking new vocal performance by Hart but also new melody and lyrics with a Russian motif.
“‘Sunglasses At Night’ was undoubtedly one of those classic records that transcended music and enmeshed itself into the cultural fabric of a generation.” notes Papercha$er. “The opportunity to add our contemporary sonic touch, and work with Corey personally, was both irresistible & inspiring.“
In 2000, Corey Hart stepped away from his music career to raise his four children with wife Julie Masse who was a popular French singing star in her own right in their home province of Quebec. Their family was first priority. Corey continued Songwriting and Producing making contributions to various artists’ albums including several with Celine Dion.
In 2002, legendary Sire music executive Seymour Stein approached Corey with the idea of starting his own label. Corey took up the challenge and his Siena Records, partnered with Warner Music Canada, was born. It has been a place to nurture new rising Canadian artists. Hart will commemorate ´Three Decades Of Music´ with his first live concert appearance since 2002 – a ´marathon set´ at Montreal´s Bell Centre on May 31, 2014 his birthday. He will also release his autobiography on the same date.