Best Coast is really, officially back.
Singer-guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno on Friday shared their new song "Everything Has Changed," the second track they've released from their upcoming album Always Tomorrow, which they confirmed today will be released on Feb. 21 via Concord Records.
After sharing "For the First Time" back in November, this latest track finds Cosentino delving into more of her personal struggles and triumphs, and revealing some of the reason for the band's long hiatus after their 2015 record California Nights.
"After we finished the album cycle for California Nights, something terrifying happened to me," says Cosentino. "I felt creatively paralyzed. I couldn’t write music. There was so much bubbling inside of me, so many things happening, so much to process, but I couldn’t get any of it out. I was miserable and felt like nothing was ever going to change. One day, I locked myself in my closet and I forced myself to write, and out came 'Everything Has Changed.' The song was like a vision of life I wished I was living; ultimately, that song was prophetic—describing the life I would soon be living."
Described as an album of personal discovery, heartbreak, newfound sobriety and gratitude, according to Cosentino, it's about "leaving the darkness for the light, but still understanding that nothing is ever going to be perfect. It’s about burning it all down and starting from scratch even when the idea of that is fucking terrifying. Closing one chapter and moving onto the next even when you have no idea what is on the other side. Acceptance. It’s about taking a gigantic leap of faith."
See the video for "Everything Has Changed" below.
Best Coast's live schedule:
2/27 — Palm Springs, CA — The Alibi +
2/28 — Los Angeles, CA — The Novo*
2/29 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom*
3/2 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom*
3/3 — Vancouver, BC — VENUE *
3/4 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox*
3/6 — Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall*
3/7 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre*
3/9 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue*
3/10 — Evanston, IL — SPACE*
3/11 — Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall*
3/13 — Detroit, MI — El Club*
3/14 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre*
3/15 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre*
3/16 — Boston, MA — Royale*
3/18 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel*
3/19 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club*
3/20 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer*
3/21 — Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle*
3/23 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East*
3/24 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West*
3/25 — New Orleans, LA — The Joy Theater*
3/27 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger*
3/28 — Austin, TX — The Mohawk*
3/29 — Dallas, TX — Granada Theater*
3/31 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom*
4/1 — San Diego, CA — The Observatory North Park*
4/2 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory ~
* with Mannequin Pussy
+ with Lunch Lady
~ with FEELS