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PREMIERE: Cotter capture the joy in letting go on ‘Doobie Song’

In a cold, coronavirus-ravaged world, it feels pretty good to stumble upon something as warm and carefree as the new single from Cotter. In a very short amount of time, the Melbourne based duo have carved out a sound for themselves that feels both raw and considered; their music possesses a relaxed charm, but the tunes are really quite great.

With the release of their latest single Doobie Song, the group continue to establish their penchant for releasing songs with this rare sonic balance. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.

On their new single Doobie Song, Melbourne-based duo Cotter present a raw and heartwarming slice of folk-pop brilliance.

All throughout the new track, Cotter — made up Riley C and Bradley P — glide through a lighthearted blend of folk, pop, and indie-rock, delivering something uniquely their own. With textured, delicate guitar lines, spirited vocal melodies, and honest lyricism, Doobie Song is guaranteed to lift your spirits and get stuck in your head.

Across its sub-three-minute run-time, the song builds subtly into something quite arresting. Each element of the track, albeit rather sparse, builds into a woozy soundscape that’ll envelop you wholly.

“It’s more about embracing the uncertainty and letting go,” the band say of the track. “It’s about accepting that everything isn’t in your control, knowing this, then learning from it.”

These are still early days for this Melbourne two-piece, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new single above.