Alt-pop triptych Coco will release new album ‘2’ on March 1st.
The trio – Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors), Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo), and Dan Molad (Lucius) – united to construct their debut album, blurring the lines between genres in the process. Emboldened, the trio went back into the studio, pushing themselves harder than ever.
Out on March 1st via First City Artists, the new album is a deft nine-tracker. Moving between glacial shoegaze aspects and something more direct, and pop-centred, ‘2’ picks up on the eclecticism of their debut and injects fresh ideas.
First gathering in Richmond, Virgina, alongside Adrian Olsen, the group then relocated to the Joshua Tree, where they oversaw desert sessions under their own steam.
New song ‘Mythological Man’ is out now, and it stems from those sessions out in the desert. Coco explain…
“This song sprang from nothing while we were cooking dinner in Joshua Tree. Danny was playing a little eight-note tongue twister on the piano, and we were joking about a familiar archetype: the man who projects consummate togetherness. He carefully self-curates and jumps through all the proper hoops to receive affirmation, but his deepest desire, companionship, is tragically elusive. With delight we realized that the piano melody mapped neatly onto the lyric ‘see the mythological man,’ and the rest of the story and music quickly snowballed.”
Tune in now.