“It was definitely a challenging project to incorporate Newtonian physics into hip-hop beats,” Luke Atlas told Billboard about a gig writing rap for NASA that led to his meeting his future Coast Modern collaborator Coleman Trapp. “If we can handle something as weird and hard as this,” Atlas says, “we can handle writing normal songs.” The songs on Coast Modern’s debut album might loosely be defined as “normal,” in the sense that they’re not NASA rap, but they’re far from mundane. According to Trapp, “I don’t know that anything on this album was intentional as far as the sound we were going for. It was really more just exploring.” That’s only one of the insights contained in the entire interview with Billboard, which explains the unconventional path the duo took to indie pop superstardom.
Read the feature here and check out the track below if you haven’t listened to the album yet! Coast Modern was 7th most added at NACC. Help it fly up the NACC Radio 200 charts!