“The Hardest Part” Overcoats

Overcoats, have announced, there new EP called, Used To Be Scared Of The Dark. Ahead of the release, the Brooklyn duo have shared the lead-track, “The Hardest Part,” featuring retro-pop duo, Tennis, along with a music video directed by Asha Maura. The four-track project will also include contributions from Middle Kids, Lawrence Rothman, and Local Natives’, Ryan Hahn. Initially workshopping the EP on tour, Hana and JJ found that the songs grew and morphed and soon inspired opportunities for collaboration. From the tour bus, they reached out to friends to contribute their perspective to the project and amplify the songs. “All of these songs were made remotely, which was a really wild experience,” Hana says about the process. “It required a lot of trust in ourselves and in our collaborators. We have loved all of these artists for so long, we knew that the intersection between their sound and ours would be cool no matter what.”

Overcoats on “The Hardest Part:”

“This song is about coming to terms with a relationship being over. And the hard reality that you may never know where that person ends up or what they do. It’s about letting go. We brought this song to Tennis because it needed their nostalgic retro pop sound to help tell this story. And it needed to be cooler. Alaina’s sultry vocals tickle the ears throughout the track and the signature Tennis guitar sounds soothe along the lyrically heavy journey.”

Alaina and Patrick of Tennis add, “Hana and JJ are like family to us. We love them as artists and humans and would always say yes to working with them. This was our first long distance collaboration and the whole experience was effortless and a much needed distraction from the relentless disappointment of last year.”

About the video, director, Asha Maura says, “The video for ‘The Hardest Part’ is the first of a three part video. In this series of videos we follow a young couple getting ready to go out. The first video does not reveal where they will go but as the next two videos roll out we will start to connect with these characters and the evening they are about to have. This is a story about young love meeting for the first time and connecting at a party. We wanted to emulate a feeling that most have had and so many are missing right now, even the idea of meeting a stranger and getting close to them immediately feels so distant right now.”

Following The Fight came a remixed and extended edition of the album, which features reworked tracks from Shura, Porches, Caroline Rose, Yoke Lore, Yumi Zouma, Billy Lemos, GUM & Ginoli, Local Natives, Joey Pecoraro, SASAMI, Ryan Hemsworth, and Alice Ivy.

Used To Be Scared Of The Dark

1. Used To Be Scared Of The Dark feat. Middle Kids
2. Wait For Me Darling
3. The Hardest Part feat. Tennis
4. Blame It On Me feat. Lawrence Rothman


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