Self-proclaimed Manic Pixie Dreamgirl Lina Cooper is a 21-year-old Indie-Pop singer and songwriter exuding her buoyant identity.
A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, you can always find Lina Cooper appearing in hues of yellow. Many have categorized her as a baby of Amy Winehouse and Taylor Swift. Writing about her own life experiences as well as made-up characters, Lina Cooper can also be found at the helm of her creative direction with arranging and producing her own music as well as even going as far as to direct her own eye-catching music videos.
As we enter the elusive universe of Lina Cooper’s latest single, “Ethereal,” we are opened to the tantalizing offerings that she effortlessly exudes. Giving it her all, Lina Cooper has a knack for making delicate environments flourish into colossal worlds of her creativity. The mystical instrumentation contains a washy mid-tempo shimmer as it sits fluently in the numinous atmosphere.
Transporting us to cloud-nine with her undeniable songwriting talents, Lina Cooper creates a series of images that progress in intensity as we convert our sonic canvas into a colorful scheme of intricate lyrics. If you could hear color, we hear the canary yellow tones that speak into Lina Cooper’s charismatic persona. The effervescent traits of her being illuminate dim-lit paths in a world that can sometimes get dark at times.
With Lina Cooper bearing an overpowering fusion of soul-infused melodies that take her prevailing timbres to heavenly heights, we are exposed to themes of the passion-fueled love that they make movies about. Lina Cooper has us falling into her warm embrace in mere seconds with, “Ethereal.” Taking her buoyant poise to the next level, Lina Cooper is sure to be on repeat after you indulge yourself in her sparkling new single.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Lina Cooper, and congratulations on the release of, “Ethereal.” As the artist behind this striking piece, what does this song mean to you?
First of all, thank you very much! I am very proud of this song, I have been working on it, leaving it and coming back to it for about two years now. First of all, this song is a little supercut of moments and memories of one of my most memorable relationships. I wanted to create a song that would evoke this feeling of affection or increase it if you're already in love. It's a mixture of the highs and the lows, the undeniable love and fear of losing someone, the vulnerability, the passion, everything. And secondly, this song is my tribute to Taylor Swift. As some may know, she is one of my biggest influences, and this song was hugely inspired by her and especially her record "reputation".
How do you find that “Ethereal,” compares to previous bodies of work that you have released?
No matter what the song sounds like, what the lyrics are, and what it is about... It is always going to be my story. I always write about my life and my experiences. My life is an open book and my songs are like my diary. That is why I decided to put the voice memo in the song as well, I wanted you to hear what I heard. That is why I decided to very thoroughly describe him as well, I wanted you to see what I saw. The rest is up to your imagination :) But what I did differently this time was... Make a happy song. Usually, it is way easier to write about sad and heartbreaking moments of your life, but it does take more for me to write a song that can take you to a happy place. But the inspiration struck so suddenly and I just wrote it in 30 minutes.
With every artist varying in style, at what point do you know a song is completed?
To be completely honest, with me I do not think that the song is ever 100% completed. I am a perfectionist and so are my producers and engineers. So sometimes songs can get stuck in the production process, and so did this one. It took 2 years, a completely lost production session, vocal rerecordings, at least 4 full rearrangements, and 5 producers (including me) and 3 engineers to finish this song. At some point, you just have to trust your gut and let it go. You have to trust the people that you work with and believe in your art. Then you
What are you hoping that your listeners take away from, “Ethereal?"
I just want people to fall in love or feel like they are falling in love. I want people to roll down their car windows, drive down the highway, and scream. I want people to dance in their bedrooms daydreaming about their crushes. I want people to send this song to their boyfriends and girlfriends and say "this made me think of you". I want people to feel SOMETHING. It makes me incredibly happy when I see people sing along to this song and smile. This song made me happy, when I wrote it and when I was making it. It makes me happy when I listen to it. It takes me back to the happy moments of my life.
What's next for you?
Well, first of all, I just dropped a lyric video on my Instagram! Then there is a music video coming out on February 28th, which I am so so so excited for you to see. It is very yellow (as always), very romantic, you can call it "a guide on how to date Lina Cooper". And of course, so much more music. I have a whole year of new music prepared for you. I have ballads, I have more commercial pop, I have more alternative and indie pop and I can not WAIT to share it with you. And do not even get me started with the music videos and all the incredible visuals that I collaborated on with other artists.