Gotee Records announces the newest member, Cochren & Co., to their elite family. The singer/songwriter and piano player Michael Cochren hails from Montgomery, IN. As a worship leader at his hometown church, Cochren’s piano based soulful pop sound has been influenced by artists such as Billy Joel, Needtobreathe and Ray Charles. After signing with First Company Management (Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson), Cochren’s music was sent to Gotee Records’ CEO Toby McKeehan.
“The soulfulness this man exudes brings pleasure to my ears as well as my heart,” shares Toby. “His passion for the church is so refreshing and real. Michael is a true songwriter because he puts words to my own feelings and his voice takes us places we all want to go!”
The songs “Church (Take Me Back)” and “Grave” were produced by co-writer Bryan Fowler for Man Cub Music House (Chris Tomlin,TobyMac) and recorded at the renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville with musicians Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman) and more.
“My goal for ‘Church (Take Me Back)’ from the start is that it would stir peoples’ affections for the church and the local expression of it,” says Cochren. “Today it’s pretty vogue for Christians to distance themselves from church in order to be relevant, but the church is God’s design to spread truth and love. We should be lifting ‘Her’ up and talking about how beautiful it is when the ‘church’ is being the church.”