Acclaimed British singer / songwriter JP Cooper has released his new track 'Holy Water', via Island Records.
The gospel-tinged single follows the release of JP's 2020 EP 'Too Close', which included the uplifting track 'Little Bit of Love' which was written as a response to how many of us were feeling dealing with the pandemic. With an infectiously catchy beat throughout, JP's voice is one that is instantly recognisable as he gives listeners a mesmerising and effortlessly good performance.
Smooth and refined vocals with impressive lyricism is something that JP does with every single release, creating his own unique sound, both creative and unique but fits right into the commercial mainstream. 'Holy Water' is a deeply personal song for Cooper which explores the idea of picking yourself up whenever you fall, a great lesson he learnt from his dad.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the new song JP says:
“Holy Water is a song that was half finished for about 5 years. I was raised in a strong Catholic household so questioning yourself and your choices was a big part of what was going on in my mind, especially in my teens, early twenties. There were a lot of things I was doing that I probably shouldn’t have been doing given the way that I was raised. There were lots of parts of myself that I guess I was at war with. My dad was always an amazing example… if you fall down, pick yourself up and keep it moving and I guess for him the church and his faith gave him the opportunity to start again, which is what initially inspired me to write the song. The song is for everyone though, regardless of their beliefs. I think we all, as human beings, want to to evolve and become better people. No matter how many times we let ourselves down, the important thing is to put it behind you, move forward and try to be better the next day. Holy Water is about showing gratitude to the people around me who taught me how to try and do that and how to process that. It doesn’t make me perfect but that’s a huge part of being human.”
JP introduced himself as an artist of great depth with a voice and songs to match. His soulful voice has graced two of the biggest and most enduring Top 10 singles of the last few years; the Jonas Blue’s memorable 'Perfect Strangers', which Cooper co-wrote, and his inescapable radio hit 'September Song' (which has racked up over 600 million streams worldwide).
The Manchester born troubadour has an incredible 1 million ADJ Global album sales, an extraordinary 4 billion total global streams, fuelled by his devoted 10 million monthly Spotify listeners. In addition to over 120,00 radio plays across 250 radio stations and sold out UK and European tours.
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