Best Coast: Always Tomorrow – Emotions both from past and present will always stick around

Always Tomorrow is Best Coast’s fourth full-length release and their first since 2015’s California Nights. The wait for new stuff from the LA’s duo was too long but we must say it was worth it. Bethany Cosentino has always been simple and direct with her songwriting and over the years she has grown as a musician and as a person.

Before working on this new effort, Bethany had a writer’s block and had to force herself to write, to let everything out. With the help of her partner in crime Bobb Bruno, the result is a much matured album and they’ve elevated their music with a different kind of catharsis.

This time around, Bobb wrote the music to four songs of this album, which was something they’ve never done before, and turn out to be of the best moments of the album showcasing a much more confident Bethany has an expanding range as a vocalist. Her struggle with sobriety and anxiety were clear references for her lyrics. Songs like “Wreckage”, “Graceless Kids” and “Different Light” are brilliant and catchy tunes to keep you sing them all day long.

Bethany said “This record is the story of a second chance” and we couldn’t agree more, life’s not perfect and that’s what make it more interesting and more thrilling to write about, even if it’s the same thing over and over again, because that’s how life is. Emotions both from past and present will always stick around.

Words: Andreia Alves – Always Tomorrow is out now on Concord Music.
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