Caitlin Cobb-Vialet‘s “Boots and Menthols'”is the latest in a string of serpentine stream-of-consciousness singles from her upcoming EP, out in October on War Chant Records. Like her previous singles, the excellent “Not A Child” and “I Confuse Us,” this one is loaded with ennui and self-aware musings and features subtle yet complimentary production by Jim Greer.
Though these songs all incorporate different sonic palates, the through-line is Cobb-Vialet’s electric piano playing and matter-of-fact vocal delivery. The singles also share a rhapsodic quality; throwing a traditional verse/chorus structure out the window. Each is its own journey, and each ends ever-so-slightly inconclusively, beckoning the audience to listen repeatedly in an effort to uncover some inherent musical mystery.
Cobb-Vialet says about “Boots and Menthols”: “The song is about a falling out with an old friend, and it’s meant to be a loving homage, even in its brutal honesty. The references to the 1950 movie All About Eve allude to the jealousy and competition between the movie’s main characters.”
Check out videos for “Boots and Menthols” below and get excited for plenty more music by Caitlin Cobb-Vialet in the future.