“Hold Me Close” by Overcoats

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Hold Me Close" by Overcoats, taken from the forthcoming debut album 'YOUNG', set for release on April 21 through Arts & Crafts.
Photo by Dustin Condren

On April 21, Arts & Crafts will release YOUNG, the debut album from New York-based duo Overcoats. Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut, YOUNG is a story about growing up told through the lens of two women, wise beyond their years. The lead single “Hold Me Close” deals with the complexities of love set to a backdrop of lush electronic beats and entangled with seamlessly intertwining harmonies.

Overcoats is comprised of former college roommates Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, who co-wrote all twelve songs on YOUNG. The two were drawn to each other when they first met as teenagers in 2011, connecting over a love of diverse musical styles, and forming a bond that borders on sisterhood. Both members of Overcoats describe the first time hearing each other sing as an epiphany: the harmony of their voices leading to their own individual discoveries.

This spring, Overcoats will play select dates opening for Tennis before heading out on a headlining tour later this year. See all dates below.

Mar 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
Mar 8 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon*
Mar 9 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
Mar 10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag*
Mar 11 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*
Apr 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Apr 26 – Washington, DC – DC9
Apr 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Apr 28 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939
Apr 29 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr 30 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
May3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
May 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo
May 9 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
May 10 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
May 12 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
* with Tennis

01 Father
02 Smaller Than My Mother
03 23
04 Leave The Light On
05 Hold Me Close
06 The Fog
07 Walk On
08 Little Memory
09 Siren
10 Nighttime Hunger
11 Kai’s Song
12 Mother