Overcoats’ latest release (who else is jumping up and down?!), is their pop-iest beat to date. And we are so here for it.
The track, “I Don’t Believe In Us” tackles falling out of belief – with a person, a place, or a thing – coming to terms with that realization, and moving on and up. Accompanied by a killer music video conceptualized by the duo and co-directed by Aaron Vasquez and Sinjun Strom, Overcoats shatter our preconceived notions about hitting the floor and picking ourselves up with “I Don’t Believe In Us.”
Hana and JJ comment saying, “The song is about disillusionment. It’s about realizing that a fairytale you’ve been believing your whole life is false. It’s about figuring out what to do with that information — how to move forward.” For a tale of disillusionment, it is surprisingly upbeat and the music video is a monochromatic dream – but that’s the point. Overcoats have a way of subtly guiding us to see outside of our own understanding and of our own identities, without teaching or preaching. Instead, they show up, dust themselves off, and get going – sharing with us that it’s alright to do the same.
“I Don’t Believe In Us” is a wonderful chapter to close out Young because it takes what the duo has learned to question, to explore, to believe and not to believe, and makes these lessons accessible to us all.