It’s been said that “an artist sees the common forms of our
reality and then makes them something irresistible.”
From early on, Corey Bostic saw the “irresistible” all
around him. Growing up in the diverse St Louis neighborhood of the Central West
End, Corey saw the common and made it something interesting and beautiful. As
early as grade school, Corey recognized that through his eyes, his world was
full of colors, shapes and sights that were different from his peers. He was an
Later in high school, Corey discovered he had another
voice…music. Gifted with a natural ability to sing, he joined the school choir
where he honed his skills, eventually becoming a soloist in the choir. He also
found that he could write lyrics and with a young group of hip-hop musicians
and rappers called “Streets Rose,” Corey became a lead singer and writer. The
group performed at local venues and also had the privilege of opening for
Grammy Award winning artist, Trey Songz.
After high school graduation, Corey was faced with a
decision. Should he continue making music or follow his early passion of
“making art?” He chose to attend a local community college majoring in graphic
design and received his associates degree. He also took classes at the
University of Missouri-St Louis.
Working as a graphic designer, Corey learned to work in a
structured environment, meeting deadlines, working with clients and being part
of a team. He took up photography and clothing design which allowed him to use
his truly creative side and earn extra income.
But he couldn’t get the music out of his head. He found the
lyrics coming from every direction, the songs writing themselves. His voice was
stronger and more emotive. He had to get back to the music.
Today, with the collaboration of a local guitarist, Corey
has found the sound he has been looking for, a sound that showcases his vocal
ability. He credits his family, friends and local musicians and singers for
getting him to this point.
Corey Bostic is an artist
who writes and sings and makes our world “irresistible.”