Coolmowee is the electro-pop project of Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Maurice Edwards. After years of travel and extensive musical experience, Coolmowee has only just begun opening the vault of music he’s been creating and reworking since the 80s. Retrofitting a vintage 80s synth pop vibe to modern, electronic dance music, the artist’s repertoire spans years of eclectic and transformational experience, woven into an immersive neon soundscape.
“Vintage 201984” took a long journey from original concept and demo in the eighties, to a recent selection of the best songs from the “retro vault” and ultimately to production, mixing and now finally on to you!
The song is a retro electro-pop synth-based dance song and was originally written amongst the influences of Depeche Mode, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Pet Shop Boys, and many others from the era. The original demo song has been modernized with latest synth sounds, but keeps many original elements in order to keep it delivering an 80’s synth-dance vibe.
The artists really wants you do dance to it, work out to it, drive to it, cycle to it, run with it, and have a smiling face while you sing the lyrics! I am especially excited about the bridge of the song, as it gives an edgy stripped down retro synthesizer vibe before building back into the main thumping melody.
Growing up in a musical home in Calgary, Coolmowee was taught piano and singing from a young age by his mother, a successful music teacher. With music in his blood, the artist went on to study drums and bass and started composing and songwriting at the age of 15, experimenting with various genres. With an unrelenting thirst to explore, he left his hometown of Calgary to settle in California where he started his first band, Maury and the Eels, playing 60s and 70s classic rock. After his stint in the US, he relocated to China, singing and playing drums for a band that played all over Beijing. A year later, the artist left China, seeking inspiration in new places. He settled in Norway, getting back to piano, which he would play at the hillsides of Oslo. Always seeking new adventures, the artist returned to Asia, living in Indonesia and Thailand in the last few years.
And still, Coolmowee’s journey continues on as the artist has recently repatriated back to Canada, with a new focus on sharing music from his vast unreleased catalogue. Woven from a resonating nature of exploring love and wanderlust, Coolmowee progressive retro keyboard-driven music unfolds in an experiential story for the listener to both reflect upon and dance to.
Coolmowee will be releasing gems from his music vault throughout 2020.