Star Scene: Coyle Girelli

What’s My Scene’s Mary Boukouvalas interviews Coyle Girelli about his latest release, TRUE LOVE FOREVER.

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Proving love is as timeless as his evocative sonic output, English multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Coyle Girelli returns in 2023 with a sublime new single True Love Forever, a track written for and taken from an immersive upcoming theatre collaboration with Third Rail Projects. And if you haven’t already fallen head over heels for Coyle’s latest single, the new track also today comes armed with a charming accompanying music video that will set your heart to swoon. 

Coated with euphoric and calm instrumentation, True Love Forever effortlessly layers Coyle’s magnetic vocals amongst a buoyant and whimsical ode to all things love. With Coyle taking on the majority of instrumentation for his brand new single, alongside assistance from his guitarist on mandolin and ukulele, True Love Forever also found its final luminous form courtesy of Harry Burr on mixing duties, and mastering by John Davis at London’s Metropolis Studios. Balancing measured gloss with inescapable intimacy, the self-produced and self-written True Love Forever also fills a key moment in Coyle’s upcoming True Love Forever theatre experience, set to some of Coyle’s best-known songs. The song was inspired by a moment in the show that was lacking,” shares Coyle of the True Love Forever single origin story. “It’s a moment when the couple in the show first fall in love. That euphoria. That feeling that everything is wonderful and everything is going to be alright. That may or may not be how the story ends, so it is tinged with a slight melancholy but in this moment lyrically and emotionally they ask themselves: ‘is this it? Is it true love forever?’”.
Extending the connection to the True Love Forever theatre show, the accompanying music video for the show’s titular single also features Coyle and cast members from the production, with the winsome clip produced by Third Rail Projects Production Management, direction by Jennine Willet, and filming and editing courtesy of Milan Misko. Featuring a choreographed and elegantly resonating narrative of love, in all its various shades, the music video also offers fans a deeper glimpse into the True Love Forever theatre experience, as Coyle elaborates, “True Love Forever is an immersive theatre world and experience set to songs from my debut solo album Love Kills and some new music, the title track True Love Forever being the first of the new music to be released. It’s an exploration of love, lust and heartbreak triggered from the context of each audience member’s personal history and experience. As they wander through the world we’ve created and follow the story of the show, they will delve into their own inner feelings as well as being immersed into and involved in the story in front of them. Ending with an experience and finale that I hope will be both emotionally and spiritually healing. Lots of tears.” 
From his dazzling 2018 debut album Love Kills to his sophomore 2022 follow up Funland, the enigmatic Coyle Girelli has continuously enamoured with his emotive palette and silken delivery and 2023 is set to be another jampacked year for Coyle with a host of singles and a new record set to land. An accomplished master of trades, Coyle has also written and produced songs for a range of revered artists alongside releasing his own material, including work with BTSMacklemoreKeli Holiday and many more. Set to appear at SXSW 2023, Coyle will now turn his gaze to the world of expansive theatre, True Love Forever has blossomed from the conception of Coyle’s Love Kills album, to Coyle Zooming with his theatre agent during the COVID pandemic lockdowns, to workshopping the production in New York in late 2021 alongside an incredible ensemble cast. Ultimately adding an even larger sense of magic to the ongoing Coyle Girelli creative journey, True Love Forever really is only just the beginning, as Coyle concludes, “I’m excited to release a new single and this the first glimpse of the show I’ve been creating with Jennine Willett and Third Rail Projects over the last year or so.”
True Love Forever is out today, Friday January 27.
Coyle Girelli – True Love Forever (official video)
Coyle Girelli – True Love Forever

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.