Stuck Mojo's Corey Lowery Working With Aurora Sky
Of working with Lowery, the guitarist says there was "instant camaraderie. Like we had known each other for ten years. If I could bottle what he does and goes about doing things and sell it, I'd be a billionaire. I don't know if could pinpoint a moment, that was a 'Corey Lowery moment,' but there is an explosion of energy that happens. He can take the most miniscule thing and digest it and come up with a thousand ideas!"
Aurora Sky will finish the EP and shop it. Lowery, on the other hand, has his own project, Eye Empire, which was mentioned by his brother, Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery, on a past ''Creep Show' episode. He also has his hands in several production projects. What drew him to Aurora Sky was their level of skill and their style. "They sent me music and I thought the singer had a good voice and the guitarist Chris is driven musically. And the bands that have drive are the bands I want to work with," he said. "They have such a new modern sound -- singer has great melody lines, popping off great guitar rhythms and it's all coming together. They are taking a huge step and growing up fast in a short amount of time."
Lowery decided to embark on his production career during his time in Stereomud, rock band that featured members of Life of Agony and that had moderate radio success in the early 2000s. Bands would ask him what he thought of their music and things just snowballed from there. "I am recording in Atlanta, and have been for a while," Lowery said. "I have been producing for the past three years in between Dark New Day and this and I love producing, working with bands but I do miss the stage, so I am going to get on it again. I miss doing that 300 days of the year. I never set out to be a producer, but bands started paying me to do it, so it got set up."
The title 'producer' is strange to the bassist, too. He admitted. "I am just trying to make great music. I like to pick and choose right bands. I don't do it for money but for the love music, and if the music is good, we'll all make money."