Erin Côté – “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”

“Where did my sanity go?” Erin Côté asks on the intriguing new single “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” which finds the Vancouver-based artist navigating a charismatic pop sound with string-laden cinematic appeal. Snap-laden percussion, swelling strings, and confident vocals assemble alongside reflections on a relationship whose tumult can result in feeling a bit haywire.

A melodic bridge, approaching the two-minute mark, laments that “you caught me off my guard,” — “you add me to a list, of all the girls you’ve kissed.” The artistic pop sound complements a compelling lyrical navigation that provides an alternative perspective to those may be seen as “crazy,” — despite they themselves being the victims of another’s bad behavior. Erin Côté blends inventive pop production with stimulating lyrical perspective on the engaging “Crazy Ex Girlfriend.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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