Bethany Cosentino has released the final single leading up to her debut solo album Natural Disaster, which comes out July 28th. The the title track is a portrait of humanity’s treatment of our planet Earth, pointing out the difficult reality of the climate change crisis.
The track “Natural Disaster” was released on July 25th via Concord Records. It is the fourth single off of her debut, which contains twelve songs with no features. The song was produced by Butch Walker and Suzy Shinn, who recorded and composed the arrangement. In a press release, Cosentino stated “the moment I heard (the instrumental track), I ran to my music room and wrote this. It was one of those songs that felt like it was just waiting to come out of me.” She explained that the events of the summer of 2020 were a specific influence on her writing. “The song is meant to serve as a commentary on the way we as humans go about our business as the world around us crumbles and literally burns,” she said.
2000’s pop-punk was a reference for the track’s arrangement, likely thanks to Walker’s deep involvement with bands such as Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco over the years. “Natural Disaster” takes the forward vocals and warm electric guitar tones of the time and melds them with a straightforward song structure, creating the timeless, catchy style of pop music made for the radio.
While Natural Disaster marks Cosentino’s first solo album, the singer/songwriter is no stranger to the industry, having been one half of the 2010s indie pop duo Best Coast. In a May 3rd Facebook post, the frontwoman stated that Best Coast would be put on hiatus, while simultaneously announcing her debut solo album.
Make sure to check out Cosentino’s new album Natural Disasters upon its release Friday, July 28th. The eponymous single is available now on all streaming platforms, along with a music video on Cosentino’s YouTube channel.