Listen to Cory Wong’s New Album, “Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul”

Innovative artist and funk guitarist Cory Wong has released his third studio album, ‘Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul.’ With a goal to motivate through his album, Cory conveys “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.”

Listen to the album now below.

Highlights include previously released tracks, Limited World” feat. Caleb Hawley, “Cosmic Sans” feat. Tom Misch, andHome” feat. Jon Batiste. This past week Cory could be seen sitting in with Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert led by Jon Batiste. Cory says about creating the album “For me, it’s about the listener’s experience.” Cory explains. “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.”

Later this fall Cory will set out on The Syncopate & Motivate World Tour in support of his 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 – PRESS HERE to purchase. For all of Cory’s upcoming tour dates, please visit:

Cory Wong has fashioned himself as a true 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.


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