Following a run of anonymous releases, Coco – the project of Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors, Uni Ika Ai), Dan Molad (Lucius, Chimney), and Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo, Dustrider) – have announced their self-titled debut album. It comes out October 29 on First City Artists (via AWAL). Today’s announcement comes with the release of the lead single ‘Knots’, which you can hear below.
The band said in a statement about the new song:
‘Knots’ came together a bit differently than the other songs on this record. We all live in different cities and generally get together for a couple weeks at a time with a light no-preparation rule, so the writing can take place with us all in the same room, in a retreat mindset.
But ‘Knots’ began as a virtual collaboration – Danny wrote the chords and sent it to Maia to topline, borrowing from a pop or electronic music process. Then when the next retreat rolled around, the three of us collaborated on the lyrics and arrangement to bring it home. “Will you let me in your garden again” – with both music and lyrics, we went for a lush, baroque piece with a few twists and turns, calling up a memory of someone from the deep past, or perhaps a past version of oneself.
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