“I’ve been staring above myself for the past three years, figuring out how I’m trying to tell this story, rather than thinking of the story you’re actually in… To me, that’s what “Dreamland” is,” Chase Lawrence, lead singer of the band Coin, said in an interview with Euphoria Magazine.
Dreamland, released Jan. 24 2020, is more than an escape, in fact it can be seen as the opposite. It is about coming to terms with one’s reality no matter how chaotic or underwhelming. The trio, Lawrence, Ryan Winnen, drummer, and Joe Memmel, guitarist, created Dreamland to showcase these hardships draped in puffy clouds of 80s pop synths.
The 14 track album opens with powerful, bouncy, command: “Get out of my head and into my arms,” in “Into My Arms”. It makes anybody want to jump around and sing at the top of their lungs. “Into My Arms” is, “… the perfect introduction to this new chapter,” Winnen said in an interview with Billboard.
Fans got a taste of the magic of Dreamland with singles like “I Want It All” and “Crash My Car”. Similar to artists like Clairo, Wallows, and Arlie, these two songs are striking with an indie-pop attitude.
The three created this album while on tour from their hometown Nashville to Seoul. “‘Dreamland’ is a patchwork quilt of everywhere we’ve been,” Lawrence said. Even with curating this masterpiece from continent to continent, their unwavering ability to make powerful music didn’t budge.
Some of my favorite tracks are definitely “Valentine” and “Let It All Out (10:05)”. “Valentine” makes heartbreak and losing someone feel like an indie-pop dream and “Let It All Out (10:05)” is an emotional rollercoaster within the ride of the album in the most mystical, orchestral way possible.
Overall, this album is made for indie lovers– or people who want to have a ‘jam-sesh’ every now and again. This album is for the dreamers.
“There’s nowhere else you should be but here[“Dreamland”]. I want people to feel here.” Lawrence said.