Augustine plays with exuberant disco influences on groovy new single ‘Coast’, out on Spotify’s Studio Oyster series today

Songwriter and producer Augustine has returned with the new single ‘Coast,’ which sees Augustine in storyteller mode, with the narrative of the song centring on how seeing a happy loving couple together stirs up painful emotions. ”His jacket sleeves over her shoulders should set the world alight”, he sings. ”I wish the dreams of mine were different. As well as every thought I’m thinking”. The exuberant production brings a retro 70s touch to the song, with echoes of bands like Fleetwood Mac, and the classic disco 120-bpm tempo and pulsating bass riff that drive through the track make you want to move.

“‘Coast” is a song about loneliness, and a longing to understand this world a little better. I was confused and jealous of everything I laid my eyes on when I wrote it. And I often get struck by this feeling about wanting to escape from myself and from my body when I’m feeling down. I guess it comes down to the desire to have someone by your side who understands you and all your weird thoughts.” Augustine says. 

‘Coast’ was written and produced by Augustine, Rassmus Björnson and Agrin Rahmani (LÉON, Skott, Robinson, Veronica Maggio) and recorded at Spotify Studios, Stockholm. It comes on May 22 as part of Spotify’s Studio Oyster program – a concept where Nordic artists are invited to record and release music that reflects themselves.


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