Not a lot of bands start by sheer fate, but COIN—the four-man group from Nashville—definitely did. After Chase Lawrence and Joe Memmel briefly met at 16 years old after Joe's then-band's concert, the two had no idea they would end up sitting right beside each other in a music theory class at Belmont University years later. It took them a few weeks to even realize this wasn't their first time having a conversation.
"We're like, 'OK, there's some reason we met before. There's some reason we sat next to each other. Out of all the classes we could be in, we're sitting beside each other.' So we pursued it and decided to write a song together," Chase says. "It was a really bad song, and for some reason we kept trying. I guess I felt like there was something there."
He was definitely right. After continuing the writing process, they eventually found a sound that felt right. They were still missing a couple pieces, though: Cue in Ryan Winnen and Zachary Dyke.
"In class, on the other side of Joe was a girl who was dating Ryan at the time and she was like, 'You guys need a drummer to play a show.' That's when he came into the picture, and we all crammed into my dorm room a couple days later and played through the only four songs we had." But you can't have a band without a bass player.
"We met up with Zach on a 100-degree day and took shelter in his house. He had all these instruments, so we just started playing around because it was so hot outside. When he played the bass, he picked it up so naturally. It wasn't even what he played—he was a really good drummer. But it was like, 'OK, alright. Do you want to be the bass player?' He never said 'yes' or 'no,' but he's still here," Chase jokes.
Now with their self-titled debut album out, it looks like he's stuck for good. With all the exciting things on their schedule, that definitely doesn't seem like a bad thing. Between tour hopping with Betty Who and Neon Trees all summer long to your exclusive first look at their new lyric video for "Atlas" below, they're on a roll. This won't be the last time you get a taste of their Southern charm.
Check Out Jackson Harris's Music Video for "Until the Morning Comes"
Watch the World Premiere of Rae Morris's Music Video for "Love Again"
Check Out Sister Duo Lily & Madeleine's Music Video for "Can't Admit It"
- ^ debut album (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ tour hopping (www.thisiscoin.com)
- ^ Check Out Jackson Harris's Music Video for "Until the Morning Comes" (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Watch the World Premiere of Rae Morris's Music Video for "Love Again" (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Check Out Sister Duo Lily & Madeleine's Music Video for "Can't Admit It" (www.teenvogue.com)
Source : http://www.teenvogue.com/entertainment/music/2015-06/coin-interview-atlas-lyric-video
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