Teenage Artist Cotie Making Real Noise Thats Worth Listening To

Although fairly new to the world as an upcoming artist, Cotie has been making noise since her early years after discovering that she was musically inclined at just five years old! This young artist began performing for rodeos, veterans day programs and many recitals including holly jolly ones – in just elementary school.

As time went by, Cotie started taking the stage at local competitions- and even made it as far as being discovered at an international talent showcase. To her surprise, this singer/ songwriter ended up with more exposure than she expected after being selected by multiple talent agents- her goofy personality paid off after all. Furthermore, while receiving many phone calls from unknown and far out agents along the way- she landed a studio deal allowing her to finally create her own sound waves.

With inspirations from the world known group Fleetwood Mac and musical influences from duo Louis The Child- she was able to piece her own style together. From here, she would go on to release two singles and an EP album that is currently on its way! Although, she has yet to book any concerts/shows, this artist is passionate about going far into the music industry while spreading peace and encouraging others to chase their dreams no matter how big.

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Danielle/MT: Who are some of your musical influences? When did you know music was your calling and when did you figure out why you needed to pursue music as your career?

Cotie:   A few of my favorite artists / biggest influences include Fleetwood Mac, Louis The Child, Khalid, and SZA : ). I guess I figured out I wanted to pursue music by the second grade, and to follow that I auditioned to be in the GT program for my school! From there, I truly thrived when I dove into my creative zone, and I got exposure from performing at the many recitals we attended through the years. Furthermore, I never saw college as a possibility to further my future because I always had that music career in the back of my head.

 

MT: How long have you been singing and performing for?

Cotie: I have been singing and performing for roughly 13 years!

 

MT: Who do you enjoy listening to as a fan?

Cotie: As an artist myself, i really love the vibe i get when i listen to Louis The Child and Fleetwood Mac! I feel them in my soul.

 

MT: When was your very first recording and release?

Cotie: The first time i ever recorded was in the fall of 2017! Since then, my first release was set for February 21, 2020- with a following second single.

 

MT: You recently released your single “Get a Grip”.  Can you explain how this more about the meaning of the song and how it ties into your music goals?

Cotie: “Get a Grip” was created with ambition and passion towards being who you are without the approval of anyone else- hence the title.. GET A GRIP!! This song specifically ties into my music goals as a reminder to stay true to who I am while inspiring my listeners to do the same!

 

MT: How old are you now and when did you write your first song? Can you describe your current sound? Has your sound changed since you wrote your first song?

Cotie:  I am now a few months short of twenty years old, and I had just turned 17 when I wrote my first recorded song. Aside from the professional aspect, i wrote my first ever song when i was roughly 8/9 years old. I’d say my sound has definitely changed given the time that has gone by. As I get older, i feel my voice becomes raspier naturally (and I love it).

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MT: Where have you performed and do you have a favourite performance to date and why?

Cotie:  Most of my performances include: school recitals (including Christmas recitals), The National Anthem at rodeos/ Veterans Day programs, a song of choice at an international talent showcase, auditions throughout the years including local/ far locations. If i had to pick a favorite, I would definitely say that the song of choice performance was by far the best experience ultimately because I was able to perform for people from numerous countries.

 

MT: What has been your biggest challenge in your music career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

Cotie:  One of my biggest challenges, and still to this day- is letting my anxiety control me when it comes to stage freight. Personally, I am an outgoing person, but when singing with crowds i tend to tighten up and get extremely nervous. I will aways work to fix this ongoing challenge in my career.

 

MT: From what you have learned about your challenges in the music business, what advice would you like to give upcoming new artists?

Cotie: The challenges that come along with this career can sometimes be overwhelming, and it takes true courage and ambition to follow your dreams. However, my advice to new artist’s would be to focus on the bigger picture and your goals in the midst of the personal obstacles you will go through.

 

MT:   Besides singing, do you play any musical instruments? How long have you been playing them?

Cotie: Aside from singing, I played the flute/ piccolo in elementary school, but never touched them again since then. Following this, i picked up on a little piano without intentions on being serious about it, and as i got older Id find myself trying to play something every so often. To this day, I still don’t have it down, but it’s always an option to think about as I go.

 

MT: What’s a typical day for you? Do you work on your music every day? What other activities or hobbies besides music do you like to do that your fans may like to know about?

Cotie: A typical day for me is working on myself as an artist, alongside with pure impulse of course. Music is my first thought in the morning and my last before I go to sleep. An adventure awaits every passing day, so I try to make the most of life. Other hobbies of mine include art in EVERY form, nurturing animals of every kind, meditating and practicing peace, giving life to plants of every kind, riding my bike for a breath of fresh air every day that I can, and I work at a local coffee shop in between everything else. 

 

MT:   You have an EP come out on soon.  What would you like fans to know about the meaning behind the music on your upcoming EP? Where can fans find  your music?

Cotie: I have an EP album release coming out July 17, 2020! This collection of songs all have one thing in common- they are all born from personal life experiences of mine. The variety between the three range anywhere from heartbreak, standing your ground, or to falling in love of course. That being said, given the combination- listeners can relate to some part of the three songs together. All of my previous releases including my new EP album release can be found on all platforms @cotieofficial with the link in my bio for straight direction!!

 

MT:    Do you have any up-coming performances you would like fans to know about? Is there anything else you would like to announce for your fans or anything you would like them to know? 

Cotie: SADLY, I am unsure if performing will be something to look forward to given the circumstances of the world at this time, but I was planning to perform at a local festival this fall! Thankfully there will always other opportunities as I go!

 

MT: Do you have any specific rituals or do anything specific before you head out on stage or even before you record your vocals in the studio?

Cotie:  I do have my own rituals before performing/ going to the studio! Most times i find myself singing different sounds in weird pitches, or making fire truck siren sounds. Everyone around me finds this funny including myself but hey! It helps! I also make it a point to gulp lots of water for a smoother sound.

 

MT: Where can people see you perform next; are you planning on taking your music out to the fans?

Cotie: In conclusion, I am unsure of my next performance at this point!! but in the near future for sure! Stay on the lookout!

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Links to COTIE

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/cotieofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cotieofficial 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cotieofficial/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cotieofficial

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lsVB1VEvgVRfZTFDTphfI

Teenage Artist Cotie Making Real Noise Thats Worth Listening To

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