Introducing Nashville based alt-folk artist Gatlin Thornton, simply known as Gatlin, with her brand new single “Cold Night In Brooklyn“. Produced by Tone Def (Hank Compton, Charli Adams, Briston Maroney), this is the second of three singles she’ll be releasing before her forthcoming EP titled Elaine drops in the summer. It comes on the back of “Maniac”, which was also produced by Tone Def.
Reminiscent of a Maggie Rogers or Phoebe Bridgers, Gatlin shines through on “Cold Night In Brooklyn”, with its night drive, twirl in a field, or cry in the shower feeling, backed by a minimal but yet dreamy instrumentation of guitars, strings, drums and synths. However it is her voice and songwriting that really capture your ear.
Speaking about how the record came together, Gatlin says, “I wrote ‘Cold Night in Brooklyn’ a week before heading into the studio, so it was a last minute addition to the project. The song captures my current state when it comes to romance – the contrast between wanting complete independence and wanting romantic attention”.
Her forthcoming EP Elaine is named after her great-grandmother Elaine Gatlin, who Gatlin describes as a spitfire, and one who saw conventions as constraints only to be blazed through. Gatlin not only inherited her great-grandmother’s name but her bold and adventurous spirit as well, and according to Gatlin, the music on her forthcoming EP, much like her great-grandmother, surges and roars across the landscape she lives through.
Listen to “Cold Night In Brooklyn” below and keep your ears peeled for Gatlin’s Elaine EP due this summer.