I don’t know about you, but I could really do with a good tune right now, to see me through all this chaos that our world’s been going through. And I found just the track, when I chanced upon Gin Cooley’s latest single, so appropriately titled “Unattainable”.
Made me think of sitting at a bad in my beautiful evening dress, with this song playing softly in the corner. What immediately captured my attention and delighted me was that “Unattainable” is a wonderfully versatile tune. It’s the sort of song that immediately makes you think of a love affair.
Perhaps it’s the seductive, somewhat sultry voice of the singer. Or perhaps it’s the soft, synth beat that feels like the waves lapping at your feet on a lazy ocean morning. I don’t know, but what I do know is that Cooley’s song at first sounds like a love song, softly crooned by a delectable young woman.
But “Unattainable” isn’t just a love song, at least not to me. Sure, you can listen to it with your partner, it can make you think of them and provide the perfect soundtrack to a longing afternoon spent apart. But it can just as easily be a break-up song. It expertly portrays that feeling of a true and final break-up, that you’ve become unattainable once more. It can just as easily be a love song – trust me, I’ve listened to it several times on repeat as I work from home and it makes for wonderful listening, as it’s not too distracting but very pleasant on the ear.
That is not to say that the song lacks depth. On the contrary, there is something so powerfully melodic and edgy and sweet at the same time in those lyrics. You could spend hours listening to them, trying to unravel Gin’s message, and yet come out none the wiser. It’s the song that’s the perfect soundtrack for going down a thought rabbit-hole.
For me, this was a deliciously dark tune to suit my mood, but also to give me hope. Because it shows that good music is still being made in this strange world of ours and if that’s true, it can’t really be so bad then, can it?
One other beacon of hope was the news that Gin Cooley’s EP is set to drop at the end of May. On the 29th, to be precise, and I have no doubt the whole thing will be just as enjoyable and moody as this piece.