Coin kick off 2020 with “Youuu”!
Alt-pop trio Coin return with “Youuu”, a brand new track taken from their forthcoming album “Dreamland”, out on Friday 21 February (pre-order here). The bittersweet, synth-driven banger – equal parts infectious and vulnerable – is yet another taste of the band’s new sonic direction. “Youu” came to life in California, in the middle of what lead singer Chase Lawrence described as a creative drought. Reflecting on the lessons that inspired the track, he mused: “We wish to control everything before we simply choose to notice anything. I’m still learning, but I don’t want to waste my time trying to find something special, only to realise I was holding it all along”.
“Dreamland” brings to life Coin’s most sonically adventurous yet emotionally direct songs to date, but also hold a memory map of all the places the globe-trotting band has travelled in the making of this album. Chase tells us: “From Nashville to Seoul to London to Los Angeles, we recorded everywhere but a studio. For the past two years, we made this album in green rooms, bedrooms, airplanes and buses. ‘Dreamland’ is a patchwork quilt of everywhere we’ve been – a sonic journal of orchestras, out of tune guitars, church choirs and iPhone voice memos”.
Aside from “Youuu”, “Dreamland” also features the single “Let It All Out (10:05)”, which was born on stage in Manila and recorded in one vocal take. The spontaneous yet intimate approach not only magnifies Coin’s heightened sense of creative freedom, but is essential in shaping Chase’s unflinchingly honest explorations of love, anxiety and emotional commitment. “Let It All Out (10:05)” was a follow up to previous single “Crash My Car”, which is steadily climbing at Alternative Radio.
Since breaking through with “Talk Too Much” (Top 10 on Billboard’s US Alternative Songs chart), the Nashville-based band has toured relentlessly across the world, bring their sing-along heavy live set to frenzied crowds around the globe. They have supported alt-pop behemoths The 1975 on a US tour, and played major festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. To coincide with “Dreamland”, the band will embark on an extensive 22-date US tour in March and April, before coming to the UK for a series of shows in May.