By Paula Kunatee
Even though “Fifty Shades Darker” has some mixed reviews, you can not deny the talents of those who lend their voices for the soundtrack. Among them is self made, self taught artist JP Cooper, who holds his own. “Birthday” offers us a moment to reminisce about the ones that got away without a sign, but is quickly replaced with the thoughts of how buttery smooth Cooper’s soulful voice dances around with the rhythm of his guitar.
We were recently invited to Cooper’s first sold out show in New York City! The room was packed from stage to door (and balcony). Opening his set with his current UK single, “September Song”, Cooper’s presence was humble and authentic. Accompanied by his friend and pianist, Adam Monroe, who jokingly admitted, “I could play terrible and no one would notice because JP is just that good!”
Unfortunately, Cooper was fighting laryngitis, and had trouble hitting some of the higher notes. He prevailed with the support of his fans who patiently waited for his return to the States. His bashful nature got the better of him as he blushed his way through each song. The modest singer probably can’t even grasp how captivating he can be. With every song Cooper continues to pull at our heartstrings. His lyrics are personal, his eyes told us how to feel, and his voice, told a truth.
JP Cooper will soon be on tour in Europe (click here for dates). We are crossing our fingers he has more US dates to follow!