Good Coffee is the “psychedelic leaning” nomadic singer-songwriter Cole Heathcott. He got his start out around Colorado and recently made his way to Las Vegas after a 3 month long road trip.
He recently signed to Santa Rosa Records were he will be releasing new music! His first release this year is “Lemon Haze.”
We had the chance to talk to him about the song, the music video, and more!
Here is what he had to say:
First off, basic question we just HAVE to ask – how’d you come up with the name Good Coffee?
The name Good Coffee started when I began performing my own songs in 2015. My roommates came up with it in our kitchen and it stuck. I’ve grown to love it over the years.
So you took a 3 month long road trip that landed you in Vegas. Why’d you decide on Vegas?
My friend from graduate school bought a house in Summerlin and sold me on the idea of moving in with him and his dogs. I wasn’t planning on staying too long, but it’s been 7 months and I’m still here!
Now to Lemon Haze:
What inspired the lyrics to the song?
Lemon Haze was inspired by a break-up and gin & tonic. The lyrics reflect on the juxtaposition of fantasy and reality in a relationship. Sometimes we stay in an inevitably doomed pairing because we cling on to our romanticized concept of what love could be. When the inevitable breakup happens and we are freed from the burden of our hope, we can feel a melancholic sense of relief and clarity.
How long did the song take to make?
The song took around 10 minutes to write and a few hours to record. The arrangement for the song popped up in my head in the middle of a Phish concert. I didn’t want to lose it, so I left the concert early and recorded everything that night.
Any particular reason you chose the locations you did for the video?
Since I recorded the song when I was relatively new to Vegas, I wanted film myself as a tour guide operating within the limits of my personal experience in the city. All of the locations we filmed at are free to visit and are the places I found myself at in my first few weeks here.
Was the idea for it something you had had in mind or did you come up with it on the spot? (Mostly talking about the coffee part lol)
My friend Teeko from Morosis, the Vegas shoegaze band I play synth in, filmed the video on my phone. The whole process was pretty spontaneous. I keep a French press in my car and I figured it would make for a good prop.
When can we expect more music?
I’m currently recording a new batch of songs that should be released sometime in the next few months!