“I fought for this record,” confesses singer-songwriter Todd Carey. The acclaimed artist set out to make a career-defining album with Future Throwback (Blaster Records). His quest spanned three years, tracking in four states, shelving three records and feverishly writing 70 songs. The outcome is a euphoric pop record that’s playfully irreverent and brimming with sleek urban beats and swaggering pop hooks. Rarely has an artist been this serious about showing his audience a good time.
“When I look back on making this album, I feel I achieved my goal as a writer,” Carey says. “I sleep well at night because I made this record.”
The New York-based artist previously hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP release After the Morning After. In support of his 2007 debut, Watching Waiting (Fontana), he played over 250 dates—with sellout shows in Chicago and Wisconsin—dazzling audiences with his pop song smarts, masterful guitar playing and exuberant stage presence. Carey has toured nationally and performed on stage with such diverse artists as Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Marc Broussard, Brendan James, Jason Reeves, Keaton Simons and Matt Duke. Since 2010 he has been a fixture at the annual Hotel Carolina music festival. His music has been featured in MTV’s The Real World and movies such as Palo Alto and True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet.