Companion, the Fort Collins, Colorado-based project of identical twin sisters Sophia and Jo Babb, have released their debut single. ‘How Could I Have Known’ is out today alongside an accompanying video directed by Jo and shot by Rahul Chakraborty. Watch and listen below.
“I started writing ‘How Could I Have Known’ at the beginning of my first autumn in northern Colorado,” Sophia Babb explained in a press release. “I quickly learned that fall is a fleeting, beautifully short time in the mountains. It takes just a few blustery days for all the yellow aspen leaves to give way to bare trees, snowfall, and early sunsets. At the time, I was engaged to my now husband. He was dealing with some concerning medical issues, and I developed an over-awareness of how quickly I could never see him again. Having lost family members without warning in the past, I became anxiously aware that just as soon as he came into my life, he could leave it, too. Though this thought, at its core, is a very scary one, when I looked beyond the fear of losing something I held so dearly, I could see the incredible gift it is to have something to hold dear in the first place. I showed Jo the beginnings of the song, and we finished it together in an afternoon.”
Chakraborty added of the video: “We came to Fort Collins with some wardrobe, a camera and lenses. We filmed with an anamorphic lens and lit our scenes with mostly raw, natural lighting and our set became the whole city. It was a wonderful time spent with best friends and incredible music.”