CocoRosie, have released a new collaboration with Chance The Rapper. The track “Roo” HERE is co-written, produced and performed by CocoRosie, as part of Chance The Rapper’s new album The Big Day. CocoRosie is comprised of cross-disciplinary performance artists Sierra and Bianca Casady. Their songs blend a myriad of styles and references, from hip-hop to folk and opera.
In their fifteen years as CocoRosie, the sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady have released six albums: Heartache City (2015), Tales of A Grass Widow (2013), Grey Oceans (2010), The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (2007), Noah’s Ark (2005), and their first album, La Maison de Mon Reve (2004) — each one inspiring controversy and debate in equal amounts to praise; such is their fearlessness and willingness to take risks with their art. This strong creative vision runs through every aspect of their work – from videos to live performance utilizing theatrical costumes and make-up – which they create alongside each new body of songs.
Finding expression for their ideas in other disciplines beyond the traditional musical parameters is paramount to the sisters – and often a source of inspiration for their songwriting. In addition to their album tours and festival performances worldwide, Bianca has held solo exhibitions of her artwork in NYC at Deitch Gallery and Cheim and Read. Bianca has choreographed “Nightshift,” a dance production and “Soul Life,” an opera both staged at the Donau Festival in Krems and directed two theatrical performances with the National Theater Academy in Norway. Sierra has arranged and performed music in collaboration with the likes of the Symphony Orchestra of Amsterdam, The ICA in London and The Sydney Opera House. Currently Sierra works on a lead role in an opera written and directed by her sister and composed by both that will premier at the Manchester Festival in 2021.
This year, the duo presented the second series of songs written for a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet at their Jazz Festival in San Francisco, which is leading into a recorded album with songs composed by CocoRosie in the near future.