In divisive times, we cannot sit still, and we know it in our bones. When powerful voices tell us to keep the noise level down, Buckman Coe raises it with his stylings of soulful R&B and rootsy world rhythms. Buckman Coe’s latest release Gathering Storm is about taking a stand for what you believe in and for who you love. It dances between the revolutionary and romantic. The two are inseparable–once we realize that it’s not about being radical–it’s about humankind and human kindness. Not unlike his soulful influences who deliver messages of social justice, humanity and love, Buckman Coe does not shy away from facing the issues of the day. To do so would insult the compassion and intelligence of his listeners. Supported by the warmth of soulful harmonies from Tonye Aganaba, Erica Dee, Lynx, Meiwa, and Caleb Hart, lush horns, moog, organ, and synths, Coe masterfully re-sculpts the conversations away from the binary of a political left or right and towards the universal goal of seeking romantic and spiritual well-being for everyone. With a big band sound and uplifting lyrics, Buckman Coe invites us all to grow in harmony.
Buckman Coe is a seasoned performer, touring and performing at festivals in Canada, United States, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia. Gathering Storm, Buckman Coe’s aptly-titled 7th release, comes as the follow up to Buckman Coe’s Altar (2018), a folk-driven album. While Altar is reminiscent of earlier Buckman Coe rootsy folk songs, Gathering Storm pools together a wider array of genres in Coe’s signature style. It is at times edgy and psychedelic, with guitar-driven sections and explorations into blues-tinged Americana, world, contemporary and throwback soul.