One of 2010’s undisputed rising stars is I Blame Coco, thanks to a festival season full of storming slots at the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Wireless, Latitude and Secret Garden Party. She's still got Bestival to go, after which she'll round out the summer with the release of her new single, Quicker, which comes from her debut album, The Constant, due out October 4.
Meshing Coco’s varied musical influences perfectly and pulsing with the vintage urgency of the Hacienda dancefloor, the innovative hard-edged disco hit, Quicker, more than explains why I Blame Coco is one of this year’s most unique new acts. At 19 years old, Sumner’s lyrics, vocals and multi-stranded sonic explorations hint at a kind of emotional maturity and depth which outclasses her contemporaries. Produced by one half of the acclaimed Wild Geese Dan Foat, alongside his production partner Nathan Boddy, Quicker comes with a host of hi-octane remixes from Rack & Ruin, Brad Holland and Milk and Sugar. (via)
Following on from the acclaimed singles Caesar and Selfmachine, as well as the limited edition version of Neil Young/St Etienne’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, the single looks set to follow Coco’s previous releases into the hearts and minds of the tasteful pop fans. The single will be released in the UK on September 27 via Island, with her debut album, The Constant, set for a proper outing on October 4.
Sample the single and mixes after you glance through the album's track list. Here's the art, too.
In Spirit Golden
Turn Your Back On Love
Caesar (featuring Robyn)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
It's About To Get Worse