OVERCOATS – ” Leave A Light On “

Posted: September 26, 2017 in MUSIC
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Overcoats YOUNG Best Alt-Folk of 2017

Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album “Young” captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Imagine Joseph, but with one less voice and an electronic twist. Meet Overcoats, the sulty folktronica sensation that I’m head over ears in love with as of this week. It’s like folk got an upgrade that included sass 2.0, syncopation, and an invitation to dance. Their music works a capella, it thrives acoustically, and it shines as a recorded product. Who knew folk could be this flexible and funky?

Overcoats’ music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. Young is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends.

Young was written by Overcoats and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre Ne Veut, with additional production from Myles Avery and mixing by Ben Baptie (Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson).

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