Cece Coakley — “My Time”: Mel’s DJ Pick of the Week


Mel’s DJ Pick of the Week is “My Time” by Cece Coakley! Complete with jagged, catchy electric guitar riffs drenched in chorus, “My Time” comes across as a song that belongs much more firmly in the indie rock camp than in Americana. However, following in the footsteps of brave trendsetters such as Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Phoebe Bridgers, Coakley brings the vulnerable lyrics and vocal delivery of roots music together with the modern sheen of indie pop. While the track’s layers of palm-muted guitar, lo-fi drums, and distant noise scream indie, Coakley’s brutally honest presentation reveals a folk-country ethos that could shoot straight through any musical arrangement.

Bemoaning the loss of a frivolous love, Coakley realizes that, more than anything else, her biggest regret in the relationship was her overcommitment of time. All the while, Coakley can’t shake the feeling that her ex is in the wrong for presenting her with a fake self, meaning that all of this wasted time was spent chasing a persona who didn’t really exist. As we all take a step back and think about all the time that we’ve wasted on fake people, listen to “My Time” by Cece Coakley below!

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all week to hear “My Time” by Cece Coakley, Mel’s DJ Pick of the Week. Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter.