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Filling the Blanks

Rodrigo Cotelo



"Filling the Blanks" is inspired on the trauma of abandonment and the impact that ghosting has on people.

A deep exploration on Rodrigo Cotelo's songwriting and storytelling, this R&B song brings forward the pain and suffering that uncertainty triggers when being a victim of ghosting.

The musical and orchestral journey the listener is invited to onboard with the track, provides complex emotions in their raw state of simplicity while still providing enough diverse avenues and bridges for it to shine its rich and complex textures.



A song that feels inspired right out of Esperanza Spalding's more electric catalog, "Filling the Blanks" features a stellar cast of artists like LA Grammy nominated Payge Cooper on Drums (SZA, Brandy, Evie Irie, Musiq Soulchild) and Snarky Puppy's and Ghost Note Grammy winning percussionist Nate Werth among others.

An undeniable orchestral feel that emotes Bjork's or Hiatus Kayote's advancement of R&B and pop music, Filling the Blanks doesn't fall short of the shoulder of these giants. Simply a banger.


Music, Lyrics, and Production by Rodrigo Cotelo


Katie Kerch: Vocals

Payge Cooper: Drums

Kenneth "Kaybass" Diggs III: Bass

Nate Werth: Percussion

Federico Navarro: Guitar

Patrick Devon: Keyboards

Tiffany Johns: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone

Christine Brebes: Violin 1

Carlos Brítez: Violin 2

Mariano Malamud: Viola

Karmen Rencar: Violoncello

Ramiro Flores: Soprano Sax Intro

Andrew Gould: Soprano Sax Solo

Rodrigo Cotelo: Guitars and Percussion


Strings by Ramiro Flores

Brass by Tiffany Johns

Vocals by Luis Ravizza


Recorded at Instru Dash Mental Studios (Frankfort, IN) by Rodrigo Cotelo. Strings recorded by Hernan Jacinto (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Andrew Gould recorded by Chris Parker (New York City, NY).


Mixing and Mastering by Kamilo Kract at Soundwork Studios (New York City, NY).


Art cover by Geoffrey Raker

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