Coco “Mythological Man”
Coco – Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors), Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo), and Dan Molad (Lucius) – have announced their new record, 2, out March 1st via First City Artists, plus a North American tour.
Coco released their first three singles anonymously, spurred by a curiosity in releasing art without context or expectation. However, with 2, they’re at the forefront. Their vast and varied individual creative histories come together to inform an illustrious, collective sensibility for songcraft. The resulting album is sensuous and spell-like, with sonics varying from lush, shoegaze guitars, to dusky electronica, to jangly ’60s pop, and more.
The lead single/video, “Mythological Man,” opens with Maia’s alluring voice and a cascade of guitar. It’s an immediate earworm, driven by playful percussion and enthralling bass. The accompanying video was self-directed by the band and stars Maia in the title role.
The band elaborates: “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.”
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