FRESH: ‘Youuu’ – Coin

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.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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