PLAYLIST: Overcoats’ Favorite Songs of 2020
The electronic duo share recent favorites from fellow artists who planned on spending their spring on tour.
Overcoats were scheduled to be touring the Midwest right now, but are instead confined to their respective apartments, experimenting with tarot cards and Instagram filters. They’re among the countless acts fresh off the release of an anticipated LP forced to perform to a computer screen rather than a different live audience every night, providing insufficient room for the spacious pop songs on The Fight to fully spread their wings.
Well, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell are making the most of their quarantines, broadcasting to their IG audience every Friday night and hopping on any live stream event they can find. But in between sets, there’s plenty of time for healing in the face of an oppressive pandemic—an act that isn’t mutually exclusive with supporting their fellow shut-in touring artists.
“We have so much love and empathy for all the other artists who have had to postpone their tours,” they share. “This is a hard time economically to be a musician, and also such a weird time to be promoting music. But music has a way of giving people hope and healing—especially when they’re sitting at home!”
For everyone sitting at home, Hana and JJ threw together a playlist of tracks that have kept them sane over the past few weeks from artists we were hoping to catch live this spring. “The songs below have all been released in 2020 and make us excited for the future of music. We also tried to feature a bunch of artists who have had to cancel tours.”
Stream Overcoats’ playlist below, and grab a copy of The Fight right here. Catch them on Instagram Live every Friday night at 5:30 p.m. PST for their Friday Night Fights show—they’ll also be playing a set for Noisey this weekend.
Margaret Glaspy, “Killing What Keeps Us Alive”
Have been a fan of hers for a long time—this feels really fresh and like music is going somewhere.
One of our favorite songs of the year. Porches always has a way of using simple language to convey really profound emotion. This song is no exception. Also love to NYC-based musicians!
Tennis, “Need Your Love”
“Need Your Love” is a bop off Tennis’ new record. They are the most beautiful humans and we love everything they do.
“Fire” blew us away when we first heard it. This entire record is gorgeous.
Perfume Genius, “Describe”
“Describe” feels so futuristic. Love the dark electronic production.
Rosalía is the soothing sound we need during this apocalypse. Hard to even listen to music these days, but this song is helping.
A super catchy amazing bedroom pop vibe, really like all her stuff.
Mac Miller, “Blue World”
“Blue World” is the song we listened to most while on tour in January. So sonically interesting and genre-melding. And all the while, Mac’s melancholic voice opens up the blue world.
Dua Lipa, “Love Again”
“Love Again” is a guilty pleasure. Such a sucker for this whole disco-pop record. Also just have a huge girl crush on Dua.
Banoffee, “One Night Stand”
Texturally exciting and kind of a Grimes-meets-Charlie-XCX, which is obviously a killer combo.
Diana Gordon, “Rollin”
“Rollin” is addictive. We saw her perform at this Rolling Stone event and were blown away. Her voice is so special.