Cora Pancoast: The Captain

Cora Pancoast is a current sophomore studying environmental & architectural engineering and music technology at Northwestern University, which is one of the few educational paths that takes at least seven seconds to say out loud. When she’s not learning about sustainable design, she runs a weekly music show on WNUR 89.3 FM, writes stories and songs, and delves into myriad published sci-fi universes. Most people know her for her tiny, weird cats.


The Captain is a song written from the perspective of a climate refugee in the far future, whose coastal home was destroyed many years ago, and who now sails the ocean far away from the rest of humanity. The song was performed and recorded in my dorm room using a loop pedal effect. I hope you all enjoy it! 🙂