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Best Coast announce first album for five years

By | Published on Monday 20 January 2020

Best Coast

Best Coast have announced that they will release their new album, ‘Always Tomorrow’, next month. Alongside the announcement they have released new single ‘Everything Has Changed’.

Their first album since 2015’s ‘California Nights’, there was a time when the duo weren’t even sure there would be another record. “After we finished the album cycle for ‘California Nights’, something terrifying happened to me – I felt creatively paralysed”, explains vocalist and guitarist Bethany Cosentino.

“I couldn’t write music”, she goes on. “There was so much bubbling inside of me, so many things happening, so much to process, but I couldn’t get any of it out. I was miserable and felt like nothing was ever going to change”.

The new single was what finally broke that creative block, she continues: “One day, I locked myself in my closet and I forced myself to write, and out came ‘Everything Has Changed’. The song was like a vision of life I wished I was living; ultimately, that song was prophetic – describing the life I would soon be living”.

Of the album that eventually followed, she says: “‘Always Tomorrow’ is the story of where I was and where I am now, as well as the struggles I am still learning to identify and figure out. Some days I wake up and I feel like I’m on top of the world and I forget about everything that’s ever bummed me out, and other days, it all comes flooding back”.

“This album is about leaving the darkness for the light, but still understanding that nothing is ever going to be perfect”, she concludes. “It’s about burning it all down and starting from scratch even when the idea of that is fucking terrifying. Closing one chapter and moving onto the next even when you have no idea what is on the other side. Acceptance. It’s about taking a gigantic leap of faith”.

‘Always Tomorrow’ is out on 21 Feb. Watch the video for ‘Everything Has Changed’ here: