COIN RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘DREAMLAND‘
US-based alt-pop sweethearts COIN release their third studio album, ‘Dreamland’ today. The project brings to life the band’s most sonically adventurous yet emotionally direct songs to date, but also holds a memory map of all the places the globe-trotting trio have travelled in the making of this album. COIN also unveil the video for the inaugural song of ‘Dreamland,’ ‘Into My Arms,’ today at 2pm.
Since their breakthrough single, ‘Talk Too Much’ was released in 2016, the Nashville-based band have supported alt-pop behemoths The 1975 on a US tour, and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Reading and Leeds.
Last week, the band appropriately dropped single ‘Valentine’ on 14th February, a heart-wrenching yet upbeat track which perfectly immortalises a break-up. This followed on the heels of ‘Youuu‘, which has over 2 million streams and counting since its release last month. At the end of 2019, COIN released album track ‘Let It All Out,‘ a follow up to the band’s single ‘Crash My Car.‘
The new album sees COIN let go of their self-imposed limitations on their sound. “The whole point behind this album was to not overthink anything as we were putting the songs together,” says Chase Lawrence. “There have been moments in the past where a sample or a drum sound or a keyboard riff might not make the song because we didn’t feel like it was inherently COIN. This time, if something felt good, then we just went for it. We never felt the need to get too previous about anything.”
The new album sees collaborations with co-writers/producers Foster The People frontman Mark Foster and keyboardist Isom Innis.
In every show, COIN aim to remove the barrier between band and audience, ultimately creating a nearly familial connection with the crowd. “We’ve grown so much over the past few years, it’s been a work in progress to keep the feeling of a very home-style show,” Lawrence notes. “Every time we play, we want everyone to know that this is a safe place, where no-one’s judging you for how you think or how you act. I grew up in church, and sometimes when we’re up there and they’re all singing back to us, it almost feels like church to me. It’s a very special thing for all of us to feel that close to the crowd.”
COIN hope to deepen that closeness with the release of ‘Dreamland.’ Chase notes, “In my music and relationships, I’ve found that worrying about being accepted by everybody really doesn’t do any good. You end up making something or living in a way that isn’t true to yourself, and because of that, it doesn’t feel true to other people either.”
In conjunction with their album, COIN will also be heading out on the road for a headlining US tour. The 22-city run is set to kick off on 10th March in Tampa and will wrap up on 12th April in Minneapolis. The tour will also include iconic venues such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Wiltern in Los Angeles and House Of Blues in Boston. Full tour info here.
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