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Cold California Set To Release Debut EP, Titled 'Sunrise'

Updated: Feb 14, 2019


Cold California (Chris Burke, aged 23) is a country pop/rock music producer, songwriter and singer from Aberdeen, Scotland. Burke is set to release his exciting debut EP, Sunrise, on February 22rd 2019. Heavily influenced by American country music and his love of mainstream pop and rock music, Burke has fused these styles to create his signature sound.


With the release of Sunrise, Burke is breaking the mold for the UK music scene, and is hoping to bring country music into the national spotlight. Owning a burning desire for his music to be heard, 23 year old Burke has recently signed a distribution deal with AWAL.


The songwriting style of Burke can be attributed to his fondness of American country music acts such as Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift. His down-to-earth and relatable lyrics tell stories of love, friendship and tragedy.



His production approach is influenced by Electronic Dance Music artists such as Avicii and fellow-Scotsman Calvin Harris, collaborating with experienced session vocalists to deliver catchy, radio-friendly anthems.


“I decided that Sunrise was the perfect title for the EP because it not only gives off a warm feeling that matches the theme of the songs, but for me, it’s ideal for a debut release,” Burke explains.

Burke calls the sticks-in-your-head “You, Me and Country Music” “my favorite song to have ever worked on. It’s a feel good, nostalgic track and each time I listen it takes me back to special moments in my life.” Chris says.


The track “Strangers” allowed Burke to explore his pop sensibilities by crafting memorable vocal hooks wrapped in driven guitars with an upbeat galloping rhythm present throughout.



Recording Sunrise in his home in Scotland, Burke then decided to recruit Grammy-award winning Nashville veterans Chad Carlson and Adam Ayan to assist in the mixing and mastering of the EP.


Having recently finished recording with former American Idol finalist Riley Brea, Burke is currently in the studio mixing the next Cold California single: “Chemical” which is scheduled for release in June 2019.