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Press Play: Coco Hames

todayMay 2, 2017

Background

Ten years into a lifestyle and relationship would be difficult to break away from the familiar comforts of what works.  It’s easy to put space between relationships that are painful and toxic. However, it is much more difficult to break away from goodness. Ever heard the saying, “If it aint broke, don’t fix it?” Sometimes it’s not that it’s broken, but instead that it’s too small. It’s that you are growing and trying to stay will either cause you to break it or suffocate. And so, is the story of Coco Hames. She is an artist most famously known for her music career with the band the Ettes, but she has recently endeavored to go solo and break away from the familiar comforts of being in a band. Here are 5 reasons to press play on Coco Hames.

  1. Coco Hames realizes that music is the best way for her to communicate. She finds it really hard to express and explain herself in conversation, and in music she says she puts everything in there.
  2. She’s always been an outsider. Hames always knew that she was different than other youth her age. As a kid she wore headgear and played with toy horses, but she always had a sense that she was cool. However, her peers at that time were unable to see it. Instead, of internalizing this has her own shortcomings, Hames felt sorry for the kids who didn’t get to know her.
  3. Her new record is versatile and wide ranging. The album starts out in ways that listeners would expect from Hames; very garage oriented. But, over the progression of the album it begins to range from country to soul to girl group music.
  4. She writes more than music. Hames used to write for a webzine called blurt. She says writing was an outlet for being in the confines of a band. It helped her gain some of her individuality back.
  5. Coco Hames is honest about her experiences. The song “This House Ain’t a Home” comes from a very real place. Hames wrote then track in the midst of a heartbreaking divorce.

Be sure to press play on Coco Hames.

Written by: Arielle Davis


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