New Music Features Dante Hart
“No man is an island
Ya get what you give each other
We just gotta hold on till we make it this time
No woman no island living for each other
We just gotta keep strong in the simple ways”
The inimitable Canadian singer-songwriter Corey Hart has released a moving new single today. “Shoreline” sees Corey collaborate with Dante, one of his four children on the self-produced track. The new music arrives with a beautiful music video, featuring father and daughter together on the shoreline, singing a message of hope and optimism. A live acoustic performance that was filmed at Sanctuary Studios in Nassau, Bahamas will follow on March 12th. Click here to stream or download the song now.
Corey says of the single “I’m excited to be releasing ‘Shoreline’ as it represents my first new songwriting material since Dreaming Time Again EP in early 2019. It has been an absolute joy working with my fabulous daughter Dante. Of course – I’m perfectly biased but all subjectivity aside, she’s a super talented young artist so having her mellifluous voice on the recording makes this particular single all the more special.”
Dante Hart adds, “Having the opportunity to sing ‘Shoreline’ with my Dad meant the world to me. He doesn’t often collaborate so it was a true honour and an incredible experience working together in the studio for one of his recordings. ‘Shoreline’ has depth and relevance to what’s going on in today’s world. The message resonates deep within me as I’m sure it will to many others – so proud of my Daddy.”
Of the genesis of the song, Corey says “I set out to write an uplifting track sprinkled with feel-good music colours like mandolin, B3 organ, and piano. ‘Shoreline’ draws its initial inspiration from the classic poem No Man Is An Island by John Donne. There’s no denying COVID-19 has negatively impacted all of us in some shape or form. I believe we are all part of something much greater than ourselves — nobody lives or can exist completely alone. Human interaction is essential to our well-being, which has made life during the pandemic even more difficult to cope with. I’ve always chosen to walk on the sunrise side of the mountain so I’m going to hang tough and not give in to any dark pessimism; I’m certain it’s only a matter of time until land meets the sea again.”
Corey Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide by amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits and scoring an impressive 31 top 40 singles in his native Canada. He is a Grammy-nominated ASCAP, multiple Juno and Quebec ADISQ award winner, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame at the Juno Awards in 2019. In addition to self-producing “Shoreline,” Hart has also written and produced several songs for Canadian songstress Celine Dion.
Hart’s debut single, “Sunglasses At Night” was an international sensation propelling the young musician to the summit of the pop world. His sophomore album “Boy In The Box” achieved Diamond status certification (1 million-plus sales) faster than any other Canadian artist in history by spawning four hit singles lead by his classic anthem “Never Surrender” which spent nine weeks at number one in Canada, winning “Single of the Year” at the Juno Awards in 1985. Corey has performed in arenas from Montreal to Manila – from Tokyo to Toronto where he sold out the 25,000 capacity CNE Grandstand in 1985.