James Coates

James Coates


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James Coates sings about the two things he knows best: falling down and getting back up. His latest album, 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐄, offers ten new songs that were recorded painstakingly over five years. The result is a deeply-personal look into the life of an artist who believes in the power of truth in music. The autobiographical lyrics are complemented by a sonic tapestry of country, folk, Americana and soul. The instrumentation is lush, dressing the songs in the likes of reverb-soaked pedal steel, stabbing horn sections, gospel choirs and even a chamber orchestra on opening track "The American." But above it all sits the voice of the storyteller. Producers ditched the autotune relied on by so many modern artists to instead create an artifact of humanistic beauty: one songwriter and his stories, the way he wants them told. 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐄 is available everywhere October 16th