By: Nerhys Hall
With a powerful voice and six original songs, Mississauga country singer Alessia Cohle’s newest EP Wild Eyed Wanderer showcases an incredible talent. Each of the songs offer something different and incorporate hints of different genres, but still keep the heart and soul of country music.
The EP begins with an upbeat, jazzy number called “Wanderlust”. The intro includes a horn section, something we hear again in the fifth song, “That’s Right”. Track two, “Love Gone Right” continues the upbeat feeling. Instead of being jazzy, the song sounds sweet with a soft country twang.
Cohle also shows a more sensitive side with slower, more introspective songs. “Toxic” and “Always A Bridesmaid”, however, they sound quite different. “Toxic” incorporates both a horn section and a short guitar solo, giving it a rock-ballad feel. “Always A Bridesmaid”, on the other hand, takes on a more singer-songwriter style by incorporating a symbiotic relationship between a piano and Cohle’s lovely voice.
An absolute pleasure to listen to, Wild Eyed Wanderer can surely be enjoyed by a wide audience.
About Alessia Cohle
Since the release of her 2015 debut EP, Let’s Get Gone, and breakthrough single, “Sunday Shoes”‘ Cohle has won the hearts of country music fans nationwide. In 2016, Cohle released her first full-length FACTOR album Talk To Me containing the radio singles, “How Bad” and “Talk To Me”. For the past two years, Cohle has reached a wider audience, performing at Canadian Country Music Week in 2016 where she shared the stage with artists like Aaron Pritchett; opened up for Brett Kissel on his 2017 Ice, Snow & 30 Below tour; at various Ontario music festivals; and on a promotional tour through Atlantic Canada for “Talk To Me.” Cohle was named in the “Top 30 New Artists Countdown” for 12 weeks and was featured on KX96’s Hot 30 Countdown.
Cohle enjoys sharing her love for music with others, winning the prestigious Ron Lenyk “Inspiring Youth” Arts Award in 2017 for her contributions to the Mississauga music community. She also works closely with other charitable organizations such as Sick Kids Foundation, Tikko Travels and Kids Now Canada’s anti-bullying program.