The dominant feature that marks out their single Lions is how eminently likeable and its easiness on an auditory level. The guitar work or any of the synth doesn’t embody anything radical or even striking, but forms a catch in how it melds together effortlessly. On a similar note, vocals tow a fine line between being delicate and full-blown rasp.
Moreover, Lions is merely pleasant because it’s upbeat and simplistic – and music that holds characteristics like these must at least hold some value. I’m not claiming that Coasts’ new single is ever going to break the earth’s surface, but when all’s said and done, it’s easy and palpable listening and surely that’s got to be something.
Words: William Ibbott