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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Singer-songwriter Rod Coote has unveiled his new single, Blue Lake. The track serves as the first taste of new music from the musician in 2024.

Produced and mixed by Garrett Kato, Blue Lake opens with delicately plucked guitar melodies, as the songs soundscape swells to an evocative chorus. Subtle threads of folk are woven within the songs indie-pop sonic realm, made complete with the addition of banjo and piano work as the song builds. Introspective and thought provoking lyricism unfurl above, as the musician explores the ever-changing pace of life fuelled by Coote's moving vocal performance.

"This song was evoked after the end of an overseas trip traveling North America around the Canadian wilderness and at the immediate end of a long term relationship with someone I’ve been with since my late teen years. The lyrics naturally explored the impermanence of my life and how nothing is ever set in stone. The imagery painted in this song was inspired by these natural landscapes of mountains, rivers and blue lakes I was surrounded by while staying in cabins in the remote Canada wilderness in British Columbia. It’s a bittersweet song for me, marking the end of a special chapter of my early adulthood shared with someone and marking the beginning of new chapter entering the unknown." Coote shares of the track.

Off the back of the release, Coote will embark on a national tour. Kicking off in San Remo on March 1, the run of shows will continue on to Torquay, Tamworth, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Newcastle, Milton and Adelaide, before wrapping up in Melbourne on May 30th. Tickets are on sale now!

Having made his debut in 2019 with Lighthouse in 2019, Coote has released three EP's [2019's Golden Hour, 2022's New England and 2023's Where Rivers Meet The Sea] alongside a string of singles. Having performed across Australia, the musician entered 2024 supporting folk Duo The Dreggs.

Blue Lake is out now!


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