Connect with us

Review: COIN’s “Valentine”

Augusta Battoclette

Review: COIN’s “Valentine”

The indie-pop band COIN released a new single last Friday for Valentine’s Day ahead of their highly anticipated third album, “Dreamland.” The song, aptly titled “Valentine,” touches on the theme of committing so much of yourself to something that it ends up hurting you. “There’s something so beautiful, and it’s such a power in losing control and just submitting to the feeling,” lead singer Chase Lawrence told Substream. “‘Valentine’ is allowing yourself to [lose control]—goals, opportunities, your career, relationship, for me it was the relationship. There’s something so important about being all in and so that’s where the song comes from.”

The song starts off with a techno guitar riff that leads into the bass line and eventually the beat. If I had to choose one song that explains what COIN’s sound is to show someone who has never listened to them before, this is one I would choose. The dreamy, echoey vocals from Lawrence make you feel like you’re floating in a cloud of love. Out of every single released for Dreamland so far (“Crash My Car,” “Let It All Out (10:05),” “Youu” and “Valentine”), this one is my favorite simply because of the message it sends that loving something so much can be powerfully dangerous yet still inviting. Overall, I am excited to hear “Dreamland” when it comes out on February 21 (after being delayed a handful of times over the last year and a half due to production and artistic differences). The singles so far are consistent with COIN’s sound, yet so different from their older albums—in a good way. Seeing them progress from a small Nashville band into a worldwide music phenomenon has been such an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of their album.

You can watch the lyric video for “Valentine” here. COIN is going on tour in March, and you can pre-save their album “Dreamland” here.

Featured image courtesy of COIN.

SUPPORT STUDENT MEDIA

Hi, I’m Sara Crawford, a senior journalism student from Cleveland. I’m also the editor in chief of The Burr and the opinions editor for KentWired this semester. My staff and I are committed to bringing you interesting, humorous and hard-hitting stories that tap into current events, trends and the lives of those who have made a home in Kent, Ohio. We are full-time students and hard-working journalists. While we get support from the student media fee and earned revenue such as advertising, both of those continue to decline. Your generous gift of any amount will help enhance our student experience as we grow into working professionals. Please go here to donate.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Augusta Battoclette

Facebook

Trending

Staff Playlists

Playlists

Playlist: Heartbreak Songs

By February 27, 2021

Playlists

Playlist: On Our Radar

By February 13, 2021

Playlists

Playlist: The End Of An Era

By December 12, 2020

Playlists

Playlist: The End of The World

By December 5, 2020

Playlists

Playlist: Moments In Movies

By November 14, 2020

Recent Stories

The Art Outlet

My Journey As An Artist

By May 5, 2021

Celestial Conversations

Taurus Season

By May 5, 2021

Talking With Taylor

Trying Budget-Friendly Recipes

By April 30, 2021

Picture Books Aren't Just For Kids

Bridge To Terabithia

By April 29, 2021

A Step Forward

A Step Forward #6

By April 27, 2021

Season of Justice

Esther Hollis And “Crime Junkie”

By April 26, 2021

FEATURES

Off The Hook

By April 23, 2021

Greetings from the Burr Magazine

Black Lives Matter: Moving Forward

By April 7, 2021

Celestial Conversations

April Forecast!

By April 6, 2021

GUEST BLOGGERS

Kent Love Blooms Every Spring

By April 5, 2021

Picture Books Aren't Just For Kids

“Charlotte’s Web”

By April 1, 2021

Real, Good, Human

Feed Your Soul, Feed Your Pocket

By March 31, 2021

A Step Forward

A Step Forward #5

By March 30, 2021

Celestial Conversations

What Do The Planets Represent In Astrology?

By March 23, 2021

GUEST BLOGGERS

Coffee Connoisseur

By March 22, 2021

Talking With Taylor

Ways I Relieve Stress

By March 19, 2021

Talking With Taylor

Ways I Relieve Stress

By March 19, 2021

Picture Books Aren't Just For Kids

The Books of Roald Dahl

By March 18, 2021

A Step Forward

A Step Forward #4

By March 17, 2021

Real, Good, Human

New Beginnings and Old Memories

By March 17, 2021

FEATURES

Can Totemism Save The World?

By March 15, 2021

FEATURES

Thrift Store Gentrification

By March 12, 2021

GUEST BLOGGERS

(Almost) Legally Blonde

By March 12, 2021

Entertainment Analysis

Entertainment Analysis: Fight Club (1999)

By March 11, 2021

The Art Outlet

Everyday Art

By March 10, 2021

Celestial Conversations

Zodiac Signs And What They Represent

By March 9, 2021

GUEST BLOGGERS

Terry And Reality

By March 8, 2021

Talking With Taylor

My Typical Day At Kent State

By March 5, 2021

Picture Books Aren't Just For Kids

“Holes” By Louis Sachar

By March 4, 2021
To Top