After gaining over 80K plays on their last single “Audience of None,” the Los Angeles-based alt-rockers Coat Check Girl are back with their latest offering “Awake.” Ushered by a bombastic horn section, the track’s easy-to-move-to vibe has an energy that stays high, all the way up until the last note of guitarist Nate Rich’s harmonic solo.
“‘Awake’ is one of those songs that just happened,” says vocalist Andre Rodriguez. “I was just messing around with the guitar one day and the main bass line just popped in my head. That inspired the entire song, we decided to structure the whole thing based on it, and once we had the full body of the song, Nate wrote one of my favorite solos ever.“
After fleeing the country of Venezuela amidst political turmoil, Rodriguez started Coat Check Girl initially as a recording project for his senior thesis. The quartet, who borrow their name from Jayma Mays‘ character on How I Met Your Mother, released their first single “Time” in 2014. In 2016, the band released their single “Yellow | Blue | Red,” an emotional track that is aimed at bringing awareness to the ongoing problems in Venezuela.
“Awake” was produced by Latin Grammy Award winning producer Rodolfo “Rudy” Pagliuca and mastered by Scott Levitin (Warner Bros. Records). It’s available now on Spotify.