Erin Incoherent – Medusa
Erin Incoherent – Medusa
With the release of the full length Medusa album, Erin Incoherent combines a few classic genres to breed a sound… Laced with addicting progressions, an edgy but soulful vocal approach, and plenty of pop sensibility, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative folk anthems.
The first single and title track, “Medusa”, pulls you in with its infectious attitude, followed by its hard hitting chorus complete with rolling snares and passionate vocal harmonies exemplifying the songs ability to breathe as it plays on.
“The track ‘Medusa’, was written about SSRIS and my borderline personality disorder diagnosis specifically, and it stands as the introduction… As a track, it is a ‘coming to terms’ with my mental illness and beginning to take control over my mind again. I took the time to orchestrate this song (and this album) and get them to the point I had always heard them in my head. The creative process on this one was very fulfilling. This song and this album reflect the environment of my life these past few years. It really conceptualized itself, but the goal that I set for myself was to challenge my songs to utilize my vocal range and to begin growing and honing my craft.” explains songwriter Erin Cookman of her single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding for where Erin is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
“Medusa (as an album) tells the story of a mentally ill person who just had her 3rd abusive relationship wrap itself up. In the twilight of the new dawn to come, she wonders who she will be moving forward, and grapples with her own mortality and trying to live a life with purpose, of trying to truly affect good change. ‘Medusa’ (as a track) is the ‘call to battle’. It’s calling a spade a spade in harsh lighting, and no longer being afraid of the outcome…
With a love for music from a very young age, Erin was singing at only 5 years old. Although she penned her first full song at 9, it wasn’t until she picked up a guitar at 12 that things began to really take shape. Putting together her catalog as she grew and evolved as a songwriter, Cookman released her debut album entitled Ha Ha Ha in 2013 and followed it up with 2015’s Miss Shitskey. The Medusa album, her most in depth and mature record yet, is a testament to where she is at with her sound right now.
Having opened up for acts like Alkaline Trio, and shared the stages with the likes of The Vibrators, and Swinging Utters, Erin is certainly not new to spreading the music through live performance.
Medusa is available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets, and the artist already has shows lined up in support of her release.