Bethany Cosentino looked to ’90s heartland rock on her solo debut
Bethany Cosentino has spent most of her adult life known as “Bethany from Best Coast.” That’s not a bad thing! The Los Angeles-based rock duo is great, but there comes a time when you don’t want to be defined by your past as “queen of the slackers” and create the art your heart longs to make.
- "Natural Disaster"
- "It's Fine"
The pandemic provided an opportunity for Cosentino to reflect, which led to the creation of a new solo album, Natural Disaster.
Cosentino listened to ’90s music she loved for inspiration: Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty.
In this session, Cosentino talks about why this record is “the softest, mushiest version of [herself].” Plus, performances from Natural Disaster recorded live for World Cafe.