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Bethany Cosentino confirms Best Coast is on indefinite hiatus

03 May 2023, 18:03 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Bethany Cosentino announces her debut solo album, whilst confirming that Best Coast is on an indefinite hiatus.

Natural Disaster was written in Nashville and Los Angeles, and sees Cosentino departing from the indie-pop she’s long delivered as frontwoman for Best Coast. Accompanying the release is a video directed by frequent collaborator Janell Shirtcliff.

Produced by Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne), the album takes influence from the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.

About the decision to put Best Coast on an indefinite hiatus, Cosentino says, “My identity as a human being, and as an artist, has been so wrapped up in Best Coast for over a decade. The decision to pause the project indefinitely, and explore a new side of myself, was a very difficult one to make - but it felt necessary for me. Life is too short to not give yourself what you feel you need and want. I am excited about being just Bethany Cosentino for a while and figuring out who I am outside of the ‘Bethany from Best Coast’ box I’ve lived in for such a long time.”

Discussing what it took to committing to releasing a solo album, Cosentino says: “When I look at all the artists I find most influential, the common thread is that they take risks and continue exploring different versions of themselves,” she says. “My goal is to keep growing and challenging myself and living outside any kind of box, to keep on evolving as an artist and a person. And if anyone’s feeling stagnant, I hope this record inspires them to see what else life has to offer. It’s really scary to take those risks and make big changes in your life, but what you find on the other side can be so magical.”


  1. Natural Disaster
  2. Outta Time
  3. It’s Fine
  4. Easy
  5. A Single Day
  6. My Own City
  7. For A Moment
  8. Calling On Angels
  9. Real Life
  10. Hope You’re Happy Now
  11. It’s A Journey
  12. I’ve Got News For You

"It's Fine" is out now. Natural Disaster is set for release on 28 July via Concord Records, and is available to pre-save.

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