Described as “the lovechild of the late 1980s and Maggie Rogers”, Australian singer and songwriter COTTA has taken the world by storm with her first two singles “Better” and “Didn’t Call,” receiving widespread acclaim from Triple J while showcasing her unmatched songwriting talents through personal and relatable lyrics. Sharing her third single, the rising songstress has now unveiled “Ghostin’,” which just came out on all platforms independently.
Charismatic and full of personality, “Ghostin’” offers COTTA’s perspective in a situation where she is the one being ghosted by a love interest, and lets her frustration out through a vividly-told story. The instrumental perfectly encapsulates that energy, as it ebbs and flows with the help of energetic drums, smooth synths and catchy piano chords.
“The idea of ‘ghosting’ someone is ‘the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication,” says COTTA. “’Ghostin’’ pays tribute to a particular time in my life, where I was strung along by someone with no intention of a follow-through, but who knew exactly what they were doing at the time, before they bailed. This song taps into the gut-wrenching, unexplainable frustration when you’re on the receiving end of being ghosted – even if it’s drawn out and maybe not immediate – and serves as an f-you anthem to the ones that never deserved your time anyway.”