Low Coast Announces Debut Album “Existing The Dream”, Shares New Song “Hard To Believe”
American punk rock band Gameface's lead singer Jeff Caudill formed a new rock band Low Coast, consisting of Mike Fratantuno (bass), Terence Yoshiaki (drums), Dave Hemann (guitar) and Brian Lapin (keyboard).
The band announced their debut album “Existing The Dream” would be released on May 26, 2023.
From the album, the band unveiled the first single called “Hard To Believe” on March 24, 2023.
Jeff Caudill said of the song, “I've been dreaming about this album for decades, and waiting years to release it. I feel like my patience is finally paying off. Low Coast is the band I've always wanted to have. These guys take my songs to places I could never get to on my own.We made this record during a really volatile time in history - and the songs reflect that. 'Hard To Believe' is about the growing idealogical and political divide in our country. It's meant to be a song of hope as much as it is an anthem of frustration.”
- The album comprises 10-track. Thematically, the album attempts to unravel the tension of growing older in an uncertain world ruled by monotony, responsibility, and isolation.
Jeff Caudill said of the album, “I thought I was making an acoustic record, but as the subject matter got more broad, the need for more instrumentation grew. I could hear the songs in my head as big rock songs, and I knew I wasn't writing a Gameface album, but I also didn't want to retrace the same old steps as I'd done with my solo records - writing all of the parts and asking people to play them. I needed it to be a true collaboration.”
He continued, “Now that middle age is coming down like a ton of bricks, we have bigger concerns than we did in our twenties. We worry about the world in a serious, real way. [When I started writing the project I was] thinking about people in my life who have died. There's a song about one of my friends who died in the eighth grade and how I just stopped talking to my other friends that knew him. It was really messed up. We all just had no idea how to deal with tragedy like that. But the record isn't really about death. It's more about understanding someone else's life and their perspective.”
He added, “If I think too hard about how we let ourselves get here my head just explodes. It's overwhelming to say the least, but I'm thankful for music and all it has given me. Sometimes it's the only thing that makes sense.”
Photo by Billy Small
- source : Apple Music