‘Passport Home’ is the newest release from singer JP Cooper, an all too rare Northern voice in the field of soulful pop often dominated by London-centric talent. Hailing from Manchester, Cooper’s powerful voice was discovered as part of the Manchester International Voices Choir. He is now working on his debut full length with Island Records.
With it’s stacked gospel backing vocals and optimistic chorus, ‘Passport Home’ sounds like it was tailor made for tube station buskers who might be worried that people, especially lawyers, are starting to cotton on to just how many Ed Sheeran covers they crank out every day.
JP. Cooper’s previous singles ‘September Song’ and ‘Birthday’ have drawn comparisons with the likes of Rag & Bone Man and he has previously collaborated with the likes of Stormzy and Little Simz. He was also responsible for writing Jonas Blue’s chart-conquering ‘Perfect Strangers’.
Check out ‘Passport Home’ below.
JP Cooper will play to a sold out Shepherd’s Bush Empire Show on May 25th.
Words: Josh Gray
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