New York may have just given the World one of the most consistent female-based performers of this year. This is a bald statement to begin this article. Even more if we admit it is only supported by a couple of plays of the three singles released this year by COTE. But as soon you hit the play button, you will see this is also a comforting statement.
London was released three months ago. The first thought that pops into our ears was the way it brings back some Fleetwood Mac invincibility. From the first second the guitar lays the ground at it’s own pleasure. And if the vocals are pretty remarkable to begin with it, by the time the Oh Baby, Oh Baby umbrellas come up, we were hooked. To make it even better, at the two minutes mark some 80’s synths also proclaim a welcoming glory that keeps it’s constancy right until the end. The Van Etten-ish vocals at the end are the cherry on top of this overwhelmingly beautiful indie rock composition.
When Green Light was out, we can imagine that COTE fans where still too much embraced with the quality of the first single to expect a second to top it off. But it does. Green Light is a proper breakthrough song. The type of track a 21st century band has to deliver to stand out in this too-crowded-indie-desert. The drums and rhythms that start it up and keep the track awesome constancy take us back to what Hundreds did so well in Ten Headed Beast or even to the emblematic ambiance of The War on Drugs‘ Lost in The Dream. But is the sensibility behind the vocals that truly makes it all so perfect and unique. Perfect tune, in every, single, moment.
Making it three songs in three months, Golden Hour was released almost one month ago. Being more melancholic than the previous ones, this song about letting love sleeping through ones fingers, is another convincing track. In fact, adding a more dramatic side to their repertoire, makes us feel a full circle has been given. And even though we are wishful thinking about a fourth single in four months, when three songs sound like an album: that’s because they are pretty pretty good.
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