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Australian Songstress COTTA Returns With Charismatic Gem “Ghostin’”


Oct 21, 2021

Described as “the lovechild of the late 1980s and Maggie Rogers”, COTTA kickstarted her journey earlier this year to wide acclaim, and has set herself up for a long career within music. Detailing love, loss and life as she knows it through her vivid lyricism, COTTA saw her debut single “Better“ receive radio support from Triple J Unearthed, while her second song “Didn’t Call” was debuted on Home and Hosed by Declan Byrne.

Now, the rising talent has returned with her third release, detailing her frustration with an ex-lover on “Ghostin’.” Infectious and nostalgic, “Ghostin’” takes various influences, from electronic music to folk, yet is a true pop song at heart, showcasing COTTA’s unmatched talents and charismatic vocal lines wonderfully throughout its 3+ minutes of duration. As COTTA explains about the story behind the song:

“The idea of ‘ghosting’ someone is ‘the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. ‘Ghostin’’ pays tribute to a particular time in my life, where I was strung along by someone with no intention of a follow-through, but who knew exactly what they were doing at the time, before they bailed. This song taps into the gut-wrenching, unexplainable frustration when you’re on the receiving end of being ghosted – even if it’s drawn out and maybe not immediate – and serves as an f-you anthem to the ones that never deserved your time anyway.”