Josie Cotton’s “Disco Ball” Gives Inspiration Its Due

Josie Cotton has released new single “Disco Ball” taken from her upcoming album Day of the Gun, which arrives on May 2nd 2023 from Kitten Robot Records. The new track was the product of some raw inspiration.

Cotton says the song came about when Producer and mixer Paul Roessler (TSOL, The Screamers, Nina Hagan) was very curious about what she was working on for the new album. Reluctantly, she pressed “PLAY” on her phone, and he managed to convince her to leave the song intact since he loved its “rawness.”

She adds:

This was one of those songs where I picked up the guitar and it just kind of happened. This seemed like madness to me but that’s exactly what I ended up doing. You just take note of what you hear. It’s extremely interesting to see what crawls out.

Recorded over a four-year time frame at Kitten Robot Studios, Day of the Gun was produced and mixed by Cotton and Roessler and features guest appearances by Kevin Preston (Long Shot, Prima Donna), Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Lee Rocker (Stray Cats). 

For the album writing process, she drew from multiple sources of influence. The dark humor of her song “Painting In Blood” came from her adoration of Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone and the ’70s Giallo and Spaghetti Western films he scored.

The lyrics for her previous single “Cold War Spy” were inspired by John le Carré spy novels, James Bond, and intensive research on the Cold War.

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