Catch The Wave Of Kossisko's 'Red White & Cruel' EP
This Friday is stacked with new music, but we've caught wave of a new favorite discovery. Meet Kossisko - a compelling vocalist based in the west coast that has unveiled his latest project today, Red White & Cruel (iTunes). You might recognize him from the Fool's Gold roster last year, releasing Ivry under the name 100s. After establishing a solid stance in the world of music, the artist returns with his new (and actual) name, Kossisko. Last week, the first taste of Red White & Cruel was premiered along with a video, 'Across The Room'.
""Across The Room" is about letting go, living in the moment, not being afraid of giving yourself to another person, and not living in fear because of past experiences. When I wrote this it marked the beginning of me finding what my vision was for my next project, so I decided it should be the first song to kinda commemorate that."
As a whole, the project is brilliantly nocturnal, with a comfortability and sensitivity to darkness and its ability to heighten emotion. Kossisko's cognitive sensibility pours out of his being and into his craft, and Red White & Cruel exemplifies just that. It's sexy, it's celestially funky and it's bass-heavy in a gritty, "after-hours"-type fashion (get your subwoofer out). Aesthetically, you might mistake him for David Bowie, embellishing in introspective lyrics, misty yet urban-flavored instrumentals and a whole lot of groove. The entire compilation is diverse with every track you listen to, yet comes together seamlessly. Peak the full-track Red White & Cruel below. (office favorite: 'My Ego')
"With this project I wanted it to be a very honest introspective piece of work, so it explores both sides of the spectrum. Sometimes we are victims of cruelty and sometimes we deal it. I've been working on this project for over a year, experimenting and finding my sound and all that shit was a huge part of it. I spent a lot of time in isolation discovering and studying music and watching a lot films. I think everyone around me sort of knew I had to go through that process to find where I was going next and once I found the place I was looking for it just started pouring out of me."