After helping launch careers for some of country music’s biggest stars with songs that have become fan-favorites and staples in their catalogs, Ross Copperman, the man behind a decade of sound for Music City (Kenny Chesney and P!nk, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Darius Rucker and many more) has come full circle wih a return to his roots as a solo artist. The award-winning songwriter and mega producer’s EP, Somewhere There’s A Light On, is available now via Photo Finish Records.
“It’s been a joy to release tracks from Somewhere There’s A Light On over the past weeks,” expresses Copperman. “I’m so grateful for the life lived both personally and professionally between my own solo recordings. It has been so exciting and maybe a little nerve-wracking but I’m excited to re-introduce myself with these songs and can’t wait to get on the road this fall and play them live!”
Copperman started his journey as an artist in the early 2000s when he signed to the UK’s Phonogenic Records/RCA. He toured, landed syncs on popular shows and earned considerable traction with his debut before eventually relocating to Nashville where he became a student of songwriting, with a relentless work ethic and notable kindness.
Now, with a staggering 30 No. 1s under his belt as a blockbuster songwriter-producer, it’s time for Ross Copperman the artist to be heard again. “I’m not walking away from what I’ve been doing, but my passion for being an artist never really went away,” shares the nuanced pop stylist. “This whole process of recording my own EP has been cathartic.”
Hope, joy and gratitude pulse throughout Somewhere There’s a Light On, a five-song collection of Copperman’s shimmery Southern pop. Featuring back-to-back singalongs and Copperman’s ferocious musicality, the EP is radio-ready piano, staccato percussion, synths, snaps and smooth vocals, with country music’s love of cohesive narratives.
Somewhere There’s a Light On finds Copperman working with favorite collaborators, including a pair written with Ed Sheeran (“Electricity” and “Therapy”) in addition to co-writes with longtime friends: Ashley Gorley, Emily Weisband, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and more.
Somewhere There’s a Light On, available now
1. “Not Believe” (Ross Copperman, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Weisband)
2. “Electricity” (Ross Copperman, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid)
3. “Therapy” (Ross Copperman, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid)
4. “Somewhere There’s a Light On” (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
5. “Holdin’ You” (Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
Earlier this week the in-demand songwriter and producer lent his talents to American Idol finalist Chayce Beckham producing the contestant’s first single “23.” Check out the song HERE. For the latest info follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok
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Photo Finish Records is an independent record label boasting a diverse artist roster including alternative rock, indie pop and hip hop. The label was created and founded by Matt Galle and in 2021 will celebrate its fifteenth year of success. As the label grew and developed, Matt brought in his business partner Mike Marquis to co-run the label with him. PFR is known for developing and breaking an eclectic roster of artists such as 3OH!3, SHAED, Marian Hill, MisterWives, ROZES, The Mowgli’s, and new signings Elliot Lee, Lakeview, guardin, and joan. SHAED’s track “Trampoline” is double platinum with over 2 billion streams worldwide, 3OH!3’s debut album “Want” is certified Gold with 3 platinum singles and over 15 million singles sold which includes collaborations with Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon and Ke$ha. Marian Hill’s releases including their debut album “Act One” have sold 12 million tracks making big waves with the breakthrough hit “Down” as well as successful albums from MisterWives and their gold single “Reflections”, Anthony Green, Handsome Ghost, and many others. Matt Galle and Mike Marquis are well known and respected leaders in the music industry having both been recognized in Billboard’s 40 under 40 among other accolades. The team is located in NYC and PFR is distributed through Virgin Music, Label and Artist Services.