Cooper & Gatlin,
The TVD First Date

“One of my favorite things in the world is putting on an album where I love every song, top to bottom. That’s the criteria for my vinyl collection, actually. There’s no skipping songs, so I better love the whole thing.”

“The first album I ever felt this way about was Parachutes by Coldplay. I had just started playing guitar, and I felt like I was actually paying attention to music for the first time. I think something about starting to learn how music worked helped me recognize and articulate what I liked. Parachutes was the first time I ever realized how much I could be impacted by music. It wasn’t just a song or two, it was an album as one piece of work.

Flashing forward a bit, Parachutes is a great connecting point with my sister/band mate, Gatlin. We both love/resonate with the album for different reasons, and it was one of the first times our musical tastes overlapped. Really, I think we both just want to be more like Chris Martin. Or, maybe that’s just me. Either way, Parachutes was the first of many albums that would impact me this way, but you can never forget the first one.”
Cooper Green

“Cooper and I have a different approach to finding new music. I’m usually a few weeks or even months behind him like, ‘Hey have you heard this person?’ or ‘Did you catch their new album?’ and he usually laughs or rolls his eyes as if to say ‘duh’.”

“Cooper grabs a new album every week. I tend to get sucked in by a single song, and play that song over and over until I practically BECOME what ever song I’m listening to. It drove Cooper crazy when I was young, and it drives my husband crazy now.

It wasn’t until Coldplay’s Parachutes came out that I remember being ‘sucked in’ to an entire album. I feel like every song sends me right back to long car rides as a kid just staring out the window, thinking about life, and who I wanted to be. I love a song that evokes emotion in me, or makes me think.

That album is a masterful compilation, and a rollercoaster of thought-provoking emotionality. My ideal album.
Gatlin James

Cooper & Gatlin’s debut single, “Break” is in stores now.

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