Thursday 12 September 2019

WATCH: Overcoats - 'The Fool'

One of my favourite PR companies sent me this track from a duo who were a new name to me and I loved it on first listen. Overcaots are a Brooklyn duo made up of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, and they're heading out on tour with Two Door Cinema Club across the US soon. They've recently shared new single and video The Fool, full of lots of lovely synths and disco beats to sink your teeth into, but made all the more special for me with vocal harmonies reminiscent of the likes of First Aid Kit, and a really empowering statement behind the lyrics.

The video (below) is well worth a watch - a DIY home video showing the duo shaving their heads and "igniting the next phase of their career with fearless honesty." Talking about the track, JJ explains that it was written "based on 'The Fool' tarot card. It signifies taking a leap of faith and jumping into the unknown. Conceptually, it felt like the beginning of the project. We wiped the slate clean and decided to jump. That's why the video includes the footage of us shaving our heads. We're 'The Fool', and we're taking our leap." Hana adds that "it's an empowering message. I don't need to be defined by the opinions of others or go with the status quo; I can f*****g be myself."

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