“How To Be Okay Alone” is what the Colorado native found himself scribbling in a notebook one afternoon as he grappled with the complexities of a newfound and unexpected independence. His hyper-accelerated, turbulent teenage years had seen him record his first demos aged 17 in a friend’s basement, marry at just 18 and divorce at 19. Raised the son of a Colorado pastor, Cowles then turned his back on an intensely religious upbringing to spend the following years pursuing a successful stint as part of band You Me & Apollo. The band released 2 well-received albums & toured across North America before an unhappy Cowles pulled the plug, questioning at the time everything, including his pursuit of music.
Facing further turmoil brought about by the fall-out of another long-term relationship and an ensuing period of homelessness (which he roughed out sleeping in the back of his Chevy Tahoe), Cowles found the struggle to make it out the other side tempered by a refreshing sense of liberation. Free to pursue his vision with total autonomy, he wrote the kind of music he needed to hear in his life at that moment. The new songs were exhilarating and joyful even as they tackled worry and uncertainty, and when it came time to capture them in the studio, it was only natural for Cowles to strip away any and all artifice and record them under his own name.
Now Brent Cowles is ready to share his new music with fans on the EU Tour – stopping at;
- Gamla Stan, Sweden | Debaser |November 15
- Oslo, Norway | John Dee Live Club and Pub | November 16
- Malmo, Sweden | Kulturbolaget | November 17
- Berlin, Germany | Festsaal Kreuzberg | November 19
- Koln, Germany | Stadtgarten | November 20
- London, UK | Scala | November 22