Lindsey Cohen
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Lindsey Cohen

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
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Lindsey Cohen @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

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Lindsey Cohen @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

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Lindsey Cohen @ North Star Bar

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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"Premiere: Get Energized With Lindsey Cohen’s ‘Exhausted”"

Move over, Taylor Swift. With her new video for “Exhausted,” Lindsey Cohen stakes her claim as musical ambassador for New York City. As a native, she knows that the city itself is every New Yorker’s first love, which she celebrates with a visual tour of notable landmarks including Grand Central Station, 30 Rockefeller Center, and the Manhattan Bridge. It’s all soundtracked by the 18-year-old’s sweet, lounge-y piano pop, perfect for breezing into the weekend. When Cohen sings “You’re just a waste of time,” you know she doesn’t mean that she’s tired of New York.

“Exhausted” appears on Distance Makes Me Sensitive, Cohen’s sophomore EP. Watch below and follow her on Facebook and Twitter for more. - The Wild Magazine


"Lindsey Cohen - 'Distance Makes Me Sensitive' (EP stream) (Premiere"

New York City singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen brings rocking riffs and pensive introspection in equal measures with her new EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive.

Lindsey Cohen, a native of New York City and a student of Columbia University, kicks off her EP Distance Makes Me Sensitive with the garage rock of “Unhappy Ending”. Yet despite the bitter breakup musings that make up that track’s lyrical matter, Cohen sounds far from unhappy as a musician; in fact, this EP finds her discovering even more rock-driven energy and edge that her 2014 debut Grace Under Pressure hinted at. With rock numbers like “Unhappy Ending” coexisting comfortably alongside piano-driven syncopation (“Exhausted”) and pseudo-Gothic lyricism (“Vampire”), Distance Makes Me Sensitive is sure to find some way to stick in your brain.

Cohen tells PopMatters, “With Distance Makes Me Sensitive, each song tells a different story, but shares common themes of betrayal, frustration, and strength. I wanted the sound and feel of the EP to reflect the different stories, but still feel connected. I love when lyrics in songs I listen to relate to experiences that I have had, and I hope that people can get that same sense of connection when they listen to my music.” - PopMatters.com


"See It First: Rising Songstress Lindsey Cohen’s ‘Unhappy Ending’ Video"

NYC singer-songwriter and Columbia University student Lindsey Cohen may only be 18, but she has already finished her sophomore EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive (out April 21), and drawing rave reviews. Moving away from the Kills-esque garage sound of her debut EP, Grace Under Pressure, Cohen’s second release is reminiscent of moody, introspective artists like Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Radiohead, and Broken Bells.

“The EP was really driven by the stories in my songs, which share common themes of betrayal, confusion, and, ultimately, strength,” Cohen says. “I wanted the feel of it to reflect those stories, so I found myself gravitating toward a heavier sound, taking some risks, and letting go a little.

“One of the main themes of the EP is looking back and trying to make sense of life, but having my emotions get in the way, which is why I chose Distance Makes Me Sensitive as the title,” Cohen continues. “What I love most about songwriting is being able to connect with other people. I love listening to music and relating to the lyrics. I really want to give that same feeling of belonging to other people out there.”

But make no mistake: “Unhappy Ending” may boast some bitter lyrics and dark themes, but its video, premiering here on Yahoo Music, is a fun, dance-filled retro romp. Discover Lindsey Cohen and see her latest video here first. - Yahoo! Music


"Exclusive Song Premiere: Lindsey Cohen, "Unhappy Ending"

ARTISTdirect and Lindsey Cohen are happy to team up and bring you this "Unhappy Ending," which is a new Cohen song from her Distance Makes Me Sensitive EP, out April 21.

"'Unhappy Ending' is about going over a relationship in your head and thinking about how it was versus how you wish it had been," Cohen told us. Haven't we ALL been there?

With that in mind, go ahead and have yourself an "Unhappy Ending."

Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/exclusive-song-premiere-lindsey-cohen-unhappy-ending/11314575#rBwXoQm7Vqo9JVQF.99 - Artist Direct


"BUZZNET PREMIERE: Lindsey Cohen "Call My Name" Music Video"

We are so excited to premiere Lindsey Cohen’s new video “Call My Name” for so many reasons. Mainly because this chick rules. You guys are going to love this video and her music. Her music inspo comes from across the board ranging from, The Kills and The White Stripes to Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor. SO RAD.

The video is so raw and soulful and it will give you all the feels. The black and white really helps capture all the emotions and makes the song that much more powerful. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments below!

Lindsey’s new EP Distance Makes Me Sensitive is due for release April 21st on Sony RED. - buzznet.com


"Lindsey Cohen shares the heavy, bluesy 'Call My Name'"

Singer-songwriter Lindsey Cohen’s debut EP, Grace Under Pressure, presented the then-18-year-old as a crafter of complex pop songs, someone people could confidently call the next Fiona Apple. Her latest EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive (out April 21 on Sony RED), takes a heavier approach. Its latest single, “Call My Name,” revolves around a crunchy blues riff that leans more in the direction of The White Stripes and Black Keys and a bridge that offsets its heft with an unexpected buoyancy. - Entertainment Weekly


"Lindsey Cohen releases her newest video: ‘Call My Name’"

The beat is an ominous trudging beast inching its way through the night like a fearsome electro-fuzz juggernaut. The dark, dusty vocals of songstress Lindsey Cohen begin by defiantly proclaiming “To you I am invisible... to you I am invisible.” From there, the tension only mounts like a black storm threatening to crack violently open. “Call My name” contains a dangerous allure that is absolutely riveting and ultimately irresistible. Filmed in black and white, the video alludes to the dark/light conflict raging within the artist’s own heart. Cohen is a mesmerizing fire that blazes with the passion of lost innocence and splintered grace.

“Call My Name” is the first single from Lindsey’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive, available via CEN/RED distribution on April 21. The other tracks that make up the EP are “Unhappy Ending,” “Exhausted,” “Blindsided,” and “Vampire.”

Cohen’s previous offering was the defining Grace Under Pressure. The six-song release introduced Lindsey’s rich vocal warmth to an undernourished musical world. Her admirable tracks such as the poignant and wistful “Daisies,” along with the sinisterly angelic and intoxicatingly smokey title track, “Grace Under Pressure,” offered genuine sustenance to a ravenous culture.

Distance Makes Me Sensitive finds the artist sizzling with a daredevil confidence. Her music is at once more firmly rooted and more perilously free than ever before. In a press statement, Lindsey detailed the emotions that presented themselves during the recording of “Vampire.” “I remember feeling really comfortable and letting go — not getting caught up in the notes, just feeling the song!”

In the same press release, Cohen revealed the magic that made “Exhausted” so wonderfully authentic. “Toward the end of recording my vocals for ‘Exhausted,’ Mike Beck of Secret Society Music and I agreed that I should run around the block so that I would literally sound exhausted when I sang ... And it worked — it gave my voice a breathiness that fit with the hopeless feeling we wanted to get across at the song’s end.”

“One of the main themes of the EP is looking back and trying to make sense of life, but having my emotions get in the way, which is why I chose Distance Makes Me Sensitive as the title,” the New York native stated in an announcement to the press. “What I love most about songwriting is being able to connect with other people. I love listening to music and relating to the lyrics. I really want to give that same feeling of belonging to other people out there.” - axs.com


"Lindsey Cohen premieres single 'Call My Name' from upcoming EP"

Most high school seniors don’t release EPs that get people to sit up and take notice. But then Lindsey Cohen wasn’t your average high school senior and Grace Under Pressure wasn’t your run-of-the-mill EP. Released in April 2014, this six-song EP, featuring the single “Daisies,” generated a lot of positive feedback for singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen’s first effort.

Now, off to college at Columbia, Cohen is turning up the heat with her follow-up EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive, set for an April 21, 2015 release on SONY RED. Cohen worked with producer Mike Beck from Secret Society Music in his Brooklyn studio to develop her unique sound for the album. Entertainment Weekly premiered the first single from the EP, “Call My Name “ earlier this month and now the music video has been released.

“The EP was really driven by the stories in my songs, which share common themes of betrayal, confusion, and, ultimately, strength,” says Cohen, a New York native. “I wanted the feel of it to reflect those stories, so I found myself gravitating toward a heavier sound, taking some risks, and letting go a little.”

Just as Cohen is growing up, so are her musical influences. While when she wrote and recorded Grace Under Pressure, Cohen gained perspective for her emerging craft from the songwriting styles of Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor, with Distance Makes Me Sensitive Cohen’s coming of age and is willing to venture further into edgier territory and to foray into alternative rock with influences from Radiohead and Broken Bells making appearances in her work.

“One of the main themes of the EP is looking back and trying to make sense of life, but having my emotions get in the way, which is why I chose Distance Makes Me Sensitive as the title,” she says. And in detailing that struggle, she hopes to help others deal with their own experiences and cut themselves some slack. “What I love most about songwriting is being able to connect with other people,” she says. “I love listening to music and relating to the lyrics. I really want to give that same feeling of belonging to other people out there.”

Only a college freshman and she already has two EPs under her belt. Expect to hear more from talented teen Lindsey Cohen. - axs.com


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For her
sophomore EP Distance
Makes Me Sensitive, singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen transformed
some recent experiences into music that’s both raw and reflective. The
follow-up to her debut EP Grace
Under Pressure finds Cohen teaming up with producer Mike Beck
of Secret Society Music to weave her soulful vocals and fiercely honest lyrics
into a graceful yet gritty breed of indie-pop. “The EP was really driven by the
stories in my songs, which share common themes of betrayal, confusion, and,
ultimately, strength,” says Cohen, a New York native and Columbia University
student. “I wanted the feel of it to reflect those stories, so I found myself
gravitating toward a heavier sound, taking some risks, and letting go a
little.”


Cohen
uses a tapestry of textures and tones to echo the emotional subtleties at the
heart of Distance
Makes Me Sensitive. Lead single “Unhappy Ending,” for instance,
fuses stripped-down, raw guitar riffs, icy melodies, and bitterly cutting
lyrics about a relationship doomed by bad communication and too much
expectation (“Blame it on a misunderstanding/Welcome to my unhappy ending”).
The syncopated, piano-fueled rhythms of “Exhausted” perfectly capture the
pre-breakup feeling of being pushed to the brink, while “Blindsided” chronicles
an emotional break-up with eerie atmospherics, and “Call My Name” channels
romantic frustration with driving guitar. And on the haunting and hypnotic
“Vampire,” Cohen merges theatrical, ethereal verses with an almost Victorian
lyric. “The song is about a relationship where I felt like the other person was
constantly putting me down, metaphorically sucking my blood,” she explains.


Working
in Beck’s Brooklyn studio, Cohen sought to capture the feel of recording the EP
as a single session as a way to carry the emotion through from song to song.
“Toward the end of recording my vocals for ‘Exhausted,’ Mike and I agreed that
I should run around the block so that I would literally sound exhausted when I
sang,” she recalls. “And it worked — it gave my voice a breathiness that fit
with the hopeless feeling we wanted to get across at the song’s end.”


On Grace Under Pressure,
Cohen first hinted at her affection for the brooding emotions of garage-rock
bands like The Kills and The White Stripes, but leaned more toward the daring
introspection of such artists as Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor in crafting her
own songwriting. With Distance
Makes Me Sensitive, she ventures further into edgier territory
while also exploring more recently discovered alt-rock influences, including
Radiohead and Broken Bells.


In
thinking back on the making of Distance
Makes Me Sensitive, Cohen says her proudest moment occurred with
the recording of “Vampire.” “I remember feeling really comfortable and letting
go — not getting caught up in the notes, just feeling the song,” she says.
Cohen adds that the tension between pure feeling and thoughtful soul-searching
greatly propelled her creative process. “One of the main themes of the EP is
looking back and trying to make sense of life, but having my emotions get in
the way, which is why I chose Distance
Makes Me Sensitive as the title,” she says. And in detailing
that struggle, she hopes to help others deal with their own experiences and cut
themselves some slack. “What I love most about songwriting is being able to
connect with other people,” she says. “I love listening to music and relating
to the lyrics. I really want to give that same feeling of belonging to other people
out there.”


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