Brother-Sister Duo Cooper & Gatlin Drop Electro-Pop Debut "Break"
Growing up on the outskirts of Nashville, Cooper and Gatlin Green were pretty much destined to dabble in music. Touring with their mom and running around their dad’s studio only served to exacerbate what was inherent in them: their passion for music. Flash forward years later and the sibling duo have c combined their sonic talents to create an addictive blend of electro-pop goodness ready for radio.
A few months ago, Cooper & Gatlin dropped “Break,” their debut single. It wasn’t a quiet release or a quick introduction suggesting that they just might make it one day. The duo came in fast and hot, bursting onto the pop scene with a woozy neon anthem for the broken-hearted, garnering over half a million views since its release.
We asked Cooper & Gatlin how “Break” came to be, expecting that such a dynamic radio-ready singalong must have needed countless sleepless nights to perfect. Not true. “We wrote this song in two sessions actually,” they said. “It was really fun going back in and finishing the write after letting the song sit for a little bit. It’s cool how time helped develop a new perspective on the situation that inspired the song.” All the song needed was a little time and space between sessions, not the chart-topping heavyweights we figured they’d have to pull in to pen something of this nature.
“Break” opens with warbling synth reverb before Gatlin’s near-breathless croon kicks in, followed after the first verse by a vibrant eruption of percussive slaps and electric treatment. For the rest of the song, the duo travel a soundscape rich with buzzy pop rhythms. The hook (a confident and in-your-face “I won’t let you see me break”) hits frequently, always with Gatlin’s emphatic delivery while Cooper guides the vocals along with a sparkling arrangement. The result is almost unbearably addictive, a bittersweet anthem we’ve had on repeat for weeks (and probably years to come).
P.S. Cooper & Gatlin just dropped their acoustic version of “Break” today. With the quick roll of guitar strums, the addition of beautifully breathy harmony, a softened energy, and a newfound ache, the acoustic take is yet another standout from two undeniable talents. You can watch the video below.