If you’re in the mood for some fast-paced, summery goodness for those road trip playlists, look no further than the self-titled debut album from COIN. The Nashville four-piece are heading out on the road this summer with Neon Trees; a perfect pairing if I say so myself as both bands radiate honesty in the form of urgent, post-80’s nostalgia that is both timely and seamless. We told you to get stoked about these guys – this album is your proof!
Kicking off with “Atlas,” lyrics like, “Hope is dying for now/ haven’t you heard?” echo my own sentiments as of lately, giving this album one of those personal serendipitous awards I hold for finding me at just the right time, while “Fingers Crossed” only reminds me of what I’ve been keeping my own fingers crossed for; “I think I want you more now but you don’t know. You don’t know.” “Time Machine” only continues that sentiment – “An old dream still haunts me.” When albums like this come along, it only makes you realize that you’re not alone. Nostalgia and confusion run rampant throughout this release; a sentiment sure to be universal.
While current single, “Run,” pleases with every listen (that synth hook gets me every time), “Better” only gets better over time, slowly turning the listener into a pile of happy-mush with every, “I only really want the truth a little more than I want you.”
The more time the listener spends with this album, the more they will discover the hidden gems that lie beneath the surface of every track. The urgency yet semi-unfinished notion of closing track, “Lately,” only tells that there is more to come from these newcomers. We can’t wait to see what the future entails.
Album available now here.