Don’t cling to the past
And the stars have always been my twins
Singer-songwriter Costanza Delle Rose (Be Forest) announces her solo debut as KOKO with the new single “Polar Wander”.
After touring extensively across North America and Europe, she moved to London during a year of immense changes in her life, finding fertile ground to bring to life her new project. KOKO is the sleeve upon which she wears her heart: a deeply reflective expression of her most sincere self, with no artifice or filters to protect her. This vulnerability led to more sound experiments and lyrical approaches.
“I wrote Polar Wander in a particular period of my life, when changing and growing was happening. I was moving into a new house, a new life was waiting for me there, this scared me even though I knew it was the right thing to do,” says Costanza. “When I’m scared, when things accumulate, when thoughts and feelings overlap, the only way I know to feel better is playing and throwing them out.”
The charming video to the uptempo song, directed by Matilde Borgherini, features two elderly characters (played by Rosita Mariella and Gianna T) joyfully frolicking by the seaside.
“Polar Wander is an ode to change, to those moments when you have to restart from the beginning, when you know what you’re losing but you don’t know what you are going to find. It is about life, about feeling alive.”
Following a soft debut with Spring 2021’s “I Want to Be”, KOKO will debut a 7 track album entitled Shedding Skin, to be released on October 17, 2021.
Listen to Polar Wander below and order via Bandcamp: