“The Fair-Weather Friend Blues” is the conceptually subversive Alt-Country Rock single from one of the most promising West Australian artists around right now, Siobhan Cotchin.
Instead of adding yet another breakup track to the airwaves, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter offered brave introspection through Fair-Weather Friend Blues which put a brand-new twist on the heartbreak narrative.
There’s always a stigma around the admission that you’re lonely and don’t have a friendly shoulder to cry on, which is probably why you won’t hear many Country Rock tracks about fake friends on the radio. But the artist used the power of her powerful introspection to offer compassion to anyone in the same position. After hitting play, I found an infinite amount of respect for her resiliently bold style and even more excitement over her potential.
With plenty of soul-paralysing moments offered by the extremely masterful instrumentals, it is easy to see why she’s rising up in the charts.
You can check out Siobhan Cotchin’s single by heading over to Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast