Innovative artist and funk guitarist Cory Wong has officially released his third studio album, Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul. With a goal to motivate through his album, Cory explains, “The guiding light is to impart a feeling of joy. I want people to experience instrumental music in a different way. This is hype. It’s more than just guitar.”

cory wong, cory wong album, cory wong motivational music, motivational music for the syncopated soul

Highlights include previously released tracks “Limited World” feat. Caleb Hawley, “Cosmic Sans” feat. Tom Misch, and “Home” feat. Jon Batiste. This past week, Cory could be seen sitting in with Batiste and Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

As Cory notes about the album in a press release, “For me, it’s about the listener’s experience. I want them to have a visceral response like: ‘I feel better,’ ‘That was really fun,’ or ‘I got to escape for an hour.’ You’ll hear my voice through the guitar, but I’m just a hype man. To uplift the audiences with instrumental music that has no singing or lyrics is a fun challenge. I’m trying to solve the riddle. If I can get one person to feel good this way, it’s a success. So, I’m giving you Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul.”

You can listen to Cory Wong’s new album below:

Cory Wong – Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul – Full Album

Later this fall Cory, will set out on The Syncopate & Motivate World Tour in support of his new album. The tour is set to make stops throughout North America and Europe and will include a special performance in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN for An Evening with Cory Wong feat. Antwaun Stanley. Along the way, Cory will be supported by Phoebe Katis, paris_monster, and the Metropole Orkest.

Fans can access a limited-edition VIP package that includes early entry to the show, a masterclass performance, Q & A with Cory and more! Full tour routing is below, and tickets are on sale now.

Cory Wong has fashioned himself as a truly versatile performer, producer, composer, arranger, and collaborator and is well-known for selling out shows worldwide. When Cory’s not touring his solo project, you can see him performing on stages like Madison Square Garden with his other project, Vulfpeck.

See below for a full album tracklisting and a list of upcoming Cory Wong tour dates

‘Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul’ Tracklisting

Limited World feat. Caleb Hawley
St. Paul
Cosmic Sans feat. Tom Misch
Home feat. Jon Batiste
Today I’m Gonna Get Myself A Real Job
Starting Line feat. Emily C. Browning
Companion Pass
Gumshü feat. Charlie Hunter

View Album Tracklisting

Cory Wong – The Syncopate & Motivate Tour – Upcoming Dates

October 17 – Vancouver, BC *
October 18 – Seattle, WA *
October 19 – Eugene, OR *
October 20 – Portland, OR *
October 22 – Santa Cruz, CA *
October 24 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Music Festival
October 25 – San Francisco, CA %
October 27 – San Diego, CA %
October 28 – Phoenix, AZ %
October 31 – Fort Collins, CO %
November 1 – Boulder, CO %
November 2 – Denver, CO %
November 7 – Belgrade, Serbia
November 8 – Zurich, Switzerland
November 11 – Manheim, Germany
November 12 – Berlin, Germany
November 13 – Bologna, Italy
November 14 – Rome, Italy
November 15 – Milano, Italy
November 16 – Trento, Itlay
November 20 – Heerlen, Netherlands +
November 21 – Rotterdam, Netherlands +
November 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands +
November 29 – Minneapolis, MN ^
February 20 – Glasgow, Scotland
February 21 – Manchester, England
February 22 – London, England
February 23 – Bristol, England
February 27 – Cork, Ireland
February 28 – Dublin, Ireland

* with Phoebe Katis
% with paris_monster
+ with Metropole Orkest
^ with Antwaun Stanley

View Upcoming Tour Dates