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Coco

Coco share new single & video "MOODRINGS" taken from their forthcoming new album 2 via First City Artists and announce UK shows as part of Worldwide tour.

Coco is the project of Maia Friedman (Dirty Projectors), Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo), and Dan Molad (Lucius), The band share their new single “Moodrings” and its charismatic video.

The track, taken from their forthcoming new album 2 (out 1st March via First City Artists), boasts Maia’s velvet vocals over dusky electronica.

“At Montrose Recording in Richmond, the engineer Adrian had an incredible modular synth rig, which we ran Maia’s vocal through to achieve the chopped up ‘femme-bot’ instrumental breaks,” 

says Oliver.

“There was a bit of back and forth about whether to include the bridge, which we ultimately felt earned its place with a dramatic scene change into string-led Philly soul.”


The accompanying video, directed by Oliver, features actors that represent...

“Coco in 2060. May we be so lucky,” 

says the band.

Each actor captures the essence of Coco and the sensuality of the song as they sway and play onstage.


Coco released their first three singles anonymously, spurred by a curiosity in releasing art without context or expectation. Their self-titled debut gathered acclaim from the likes of NPR, BBC, SiriusXM, Spotify, and more, and upon its release, they headlined packed rooms in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, made their festival debut at End of the Road, and supported Kevin Morby on a national tour.


2021's Coco was donned with a blurred portrait of Maia, Oliver, and Dan in an underwater tangle, bodies indiscernible. But on the cover of 2, these figures come into focus, posed on a hillside in bright, hyperreal color.


For 2, Coco gathered for periods of time in Richmond, Virgina, working with Adrian Olsen (Lucy Dacus, Fruit Bats, Bedouine) at Montrose Recording, and in Joshua Tree, California, self-producing in an informal desert setting.

Each member a writer, player, and artist in their own right, Coco embraced a freedom in fluidity—swapping seats, instruments, and vocal parts however intuition compelled.

The album moves through moods with sublime subtlety: through today’s smokey "Moodrings", the jangly 60's pop of previously-released "Mythological Man", and the alluring album closer "Do This Right”. 

The resulting 2 is sensuous and spellike, as Maia, Oliver, and Dan arrive to each other empty-handed and open-hearted, finding power in three equal parts.

This spring, Coco will play songs from their discography across North America and Europe. Tickets are on sale now, with the UK dates as follows:

Coco live


29th May - London, The Lexington

30th May - Manchester, YES Basement



Coco's 2 will be released 1st March 2024 on First City Artists 

(pre-order HERE)

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