“The chorus erupts with powerful harmonies and a heartbreaking hook. This is an incredibly impressive debut …” – We Found New Music
Los Angeles brother sister duo Cooper & Gatlin have released the acoustic version of their debut single “Break.” “Break,” is about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. It plays with the duality of looking all right before someone who has broken your heart. It’s a relatable feeling, delivered with an infectious melody. The true mark of a great song is how it translates when interpreted into different formats and the acoustic version of “Break” further highlights the poignancy and empathy of the duos writing, while retaining their keen pop sensibility.
The accompanying video sees the duo exploring those feelings of not being alright after the end of a relationship. The feelings that emerge when you are alone and that cool and stoic front you put on in public melts away. The video opens with the duo sitting in a room filled with broken glass and smashed furniture, implying that their feelings of hurt and anger were taken out on all of the breakable objects in the room.
Watch “Break” (Acoustic) :
“…..we can’t put a break on blasting this on repeat.” – The Young Folks
Cooper and Gatlin grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, a quaint town outside of Nashville known for being the perfect combination of small town meets big city. Having grown up hanging around their dad’s studio and touring with their mom, they both knew they wanted to do music from a young age. The family moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and Cooper and Gatlin have spent the past several years honing their craft as songwriters and musicians and perfecting their sound, which draws on their various disparate influences ranging from The Kooks and Nickel Creek (Cooper) to Kevin Garrett and Norah Jones (Gatlin). By forging their inspirations, the duo recently wrote a batch of new left-of- center pop songs that include their electronic-meets-acoustic debut single “Break.”