David Cohen releases new EP ‘Back in the Dream’


The music composer and performer David Cohen has released his new EP record album, titled, “Back in the Dream.” The album is comprised of eight original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour, making for a round and comprehensive experience that approaches the depth and complexity of a full-length record. An arresting, strikingly accomplished collection of songs featuring world-class talent in its writing, singing, instrumental performance and studio production, “Back in the Dream” is an undeniable victory of genuine musical art.

David Cohen cites as main artistic influences such songwriters and performers as Billy Joel, the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Dar Williams, Jackson Browne, the Indigo Girls, and Keane. Of these selections, Cohen’s own music most recalls that of Elton John and Billy Joel, but also with an earnestness and good humor reminiscent of the ’80s pop composer, Joe Jackson. Cohen’s adherence to high artistic standards of quality, crossed with a humility that is easily heard in his tone, timbre and lyrics, makes for imaginative, uplifting and often inspirational listening.

Cohen writes of his characteristic style, “Hopefully it’s the absence of an agenda that makes these songs enjoyable for the right listeners. Over the past couple of decades, when I’ve ‘tried’ to write songs, the ‘trying’ has only gotten in the way. These eight songs are the ones that just happened to show up on their own over the years. The romantic in me believes that when this happens, the music has a purpose and needs to be shared with others.”

David Cohen is a 39-year-old husband, father, and internal medicine physician who lives in Atlanta, GA. He began playing piano at five and preferred to play by ear rather than to read music. As a teenager he developed a desire to sing, his method of practice being to record himself imitating Billy Joel. His first original songs were written in high school and early college, two of which are included on “Back in the Dream” (“Whatever You Choose,” “Anthony and the Old Goodtime Guitar”).

In college, Cohen was accepted into the seminal a cappella crew, Spur of the Moment. Now a solo performer, he regards his Spur experiences and friendships as some of the biggest influences on his music. His professional music career was limited to summer breaks in college playing piano at an Italian restaurant and singing / playing at a hotel. Graduate school, marriage and parenthood delayed his goal of recording a studio record until now. The title for “Back in the Dream” was chosen by his wife, taken from the lyric of Track 4, “Ordinary Life.”

Cohen’s official bio states that he has “no immediate plans to perform publicly or to record more music. I sincerely hope that these songs will somehow find their way to their intended audience, whoever that might be.”

David shares a home with his wife, daughter, and cat.

“Back in the Dream” by David Cohen is available online worldwide beginning 12 November 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer


The EP “Back in the Dream” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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One thought on “David Cohen releases new EP ‘Back in the Dream’

  1. […] This is such a pleasure for me. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my dear, dear friend, David Cohen, has been working on an album of his own music. I’m very pleased to let you know that his EP, Back In The Dream, is now available and it’s even better than I could have imagined. My original plan, in the days of dinosaurs and butter churns, was to buy a score of CDs and give them to you as gifts. However, these days music is electronic (who knew?), so the album is available through iTunes and Amazon. Furthermore, 100% of the proceeds will go to the SAMFund, an excellent organization founded by a mutual friend of ours. Lastly, here’s one of the early reviews. […]

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