Overcoats, the musical duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, released their debut album, YOUNG, just over a year ago, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with their thoughtful lyrics, beautiful harmonies, and infectious beats. I caught those beats in action at 9:30 Club on Friday, when Overcoats opened Mitski.
As Overcoats explained, this weekend would be the last couple of dates with Mitski, so they seemed determined to make it an amazing couple of nights. Along with drummer Sarah Galvez, the couple grooved and danced, synchronized in matching white suit coats.
Although their set was relatively short, it was packed with joy — and you couldn’t help but put a smile on your face. One of the highlights was a rousing new song called “The Fool” that leaves me waiting for their next album. And their last song, and a personal favorite, “Leave the Light On,” which started with a hilarious attempt at dancing “the floss” before getting the crowd dancing to finish their set.
Watch the official music video of “I Don’t Believe in Us” by Overcoats on YouTube:
Overcoats are one of those groups you have to experience and I’m hoping they come back through town again soon! Check them out here.
Smaller Than My Mother
I Don’t Believe in Us
Leave the Light On
Here are some photos of Overcoats performing at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 16, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of David LaMason.