It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from our girl Courtney Cole. With changes in all aspects of life, the budding songstress is back and better than ever with her new song “Spiritual” that has such an uplifting and meaningful message that everyone needs to hear.
The video reflects on the hard times, while remaining undeniably inspiring. Despite many hardships and ups-and-downs that Courtney endured in 2017, she found solace when she fell in love with the ocean on the west coast.
“‘Spiritual’ is me coming alive again. It’s about coming from brokenness and becoming whole again,” she tells HollywoodLife. “Last year was a tough one for me, a lot shifted, everything came to a sudden halt and I found myself driving Uber. Making this music video felt healing in a way. It’s really important for me to tell a story through my music.”
It all began for Courtney when her love of music drew her to Nashville, where she enrolled in, and eventually graduated from, Belmont University as a commercial voice major. Although singing was her main focus at Belmont, Cole also devoted a good amount of time to writing songs, something she began in high school while learning chords using a pawnshop guitar and a computer program.
That changed when she landed an internship at Black River Entertainment and dipped her toe into the music industry. Upon graduation, the company hired her and she rose from publishing assistant to executive assistant and then radio coordinator during her five years at the label and publishing company. Cole got a crash course in the art of songwriting by getting to know the staff songwriters and listening as they came up with songs in a studio next to her office.
After opening for artists like Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, Cole decided to make a change in her life and move to Los Angeles to make pop music and we’re so happy she did. The music shows a more vulnerable side to her as well as true talent, which is very hard to come by in the City of Angels.
Check out the music video for “Spiritual” above and let us know what you think of it by leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post.