Steeped in emotion Co-op is soul hugging and luxurious – This is Bess Atwell
A song written about Bess’ relationship with her partner and how it’s helped her to relax and find comfort. Hailing from the English Countryside Bess Atwell’s unique voice and passion for music has earn her early success with BBC Radio play official Spotify playlist placements and tours that stretch over the United Kingdom as well as across Europe. Her new single Co-op is the perfect sound accompaniment to those rainy days, coffee mornings and Sunday brunches.
“Flipping between past and present tense, I think of this song the same way I think of a memory that keeps interrupting the current moment. It’s a snapshot of a time of refuge and routine. It’s an illustration of mine and my partner’s life together. The relationship seemed to provide me with some sort of permission to recuperate from family trauma, as if realising for the first time that there was a life outside of that chaos lulled me into an emotional slumber. Through the song I grapple with the desire for, and fear of, comfort. I used references to Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ to depict a vivid nostalgia and an affinity for trivialities that serve to calm when darker thoughts set it.”Bess Atwell
This soft and soulful new track simulates a warm hug to the soul as the lavish soundscape washes over you even on the coldest of days, Bess’s distinct and dulcet tones instantly capture attention whilst one is drawn in by the level of emotion and raw-ness within the song. Co-op really feels like Bess has poured her heart out over a page time and time again until the lyrics were written and placed perfectly. The calming soft backing track that almost sounds like a waterfall trickling down makes this track perfect for unwinding, I can’t help but feel that it would be the perfect soundtrack to End Of The F***ing World. Bess is an extremely talented musician that shows no signs of stopping soon, Co-op is a masterful piece of both emotion and relaxation.
Co-op by Bess Atwell is available to stream now.