SONG PREMIERE: The Coffis Brothers Ponder “What’s Wrong With Me” on New Track
Born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n’ roll band influenced by the early musical surroundings of Petty, Young, and The Beatles.
Songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ – alongside Kyle Poppen (lead guitar), Aidan Collins (bass), and Henry Chadwick (drums) – blend those influences, as well as folk, blues, R&B and rock, with intensely personal lyrics and tender harmonies in ways that have garnered them accolades in the Golden State and beyond.
In anticipation of their upcoming third record, Roll With It, due later this year, the quintet offers a new track that is sure to widen their audience even further. Written by James Coffis “What’s Wrong With Me” is a mournful (and relatable) piano ballad about the dissolution of a relationship that places Coffis’ vocals – warm, hurt, and questioning – center stage…and tugging at your heart strings.
“Don’t try and act like you don’t see it
Don’t say those words if you don’t mean it
I tried so hard to be there you left me standing nowhere
Whats wrong with me and you/Is this the best that we can do?”
Coffis had this to say about the track, which you can hear in its entirety, above,
“I had a song of the same title that was a peppy kind of pop song with a bouncy piano part and some catchy chord changes. It was even a contender for our last album until we decided it was a bit unfocused and probably needed a little more work. I took another look at it in the lead up to the recording of “Roll With It,” moved it up a few steps slowed down the tempo considerably and changed the main hook from “What’s Wrong With Me” to “What’s Wrong With Me and You.” After that it was easy to come up with the rest of the chorus, I added a few lines about some things I was going through at the time and voila! I had a rather sad and brooding song of love lost and longing, with a big note in the chorus. Perfect!”