First Watch: CocoRosie, 'Lost Girls' The avant-garde pop duo returns with a haunting rumination on the perils, adventures and solidarity of women.
YouTube

All Songs TV

CocoRosie Sings For 'Lost Girls' In New Video

As avant-garde pop act CocoRosie, sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady have dedicated their careers to probing and exhibiting life at the fringes of society. Their lyrics, both sung and spoken, are always enigmatic and occasionally, as in 2004's racially charged "Jesus Loves Me," deliberately shocking. Their work tangles with race, gender, sexuality, language and history in ways that illuminate and obfuscate, in turn and sometimes simultaneously.

Their latest video, "Lost Girls," is taken from Heartache City, their self-released sixth album. The women described the album in an email by saying:

Unlike our more psychedelic/electronic explorations of the last two records, our latest songs have a dusty southern feel with old-timey poetry. We ended up in Argentina where we finished the recordings and mixed the record with engineer Nicolas Kalwill with whom we've worked on two previous records. The spirit of Buenos Aires added to our already teen-romance-nostalgic-mood ...

"Lost Girls," as Bianca told NPR, is a delineation of the perils faced by women every day. To illustrate the message, images of two female protagonists on the run accompany affecting poetry spoken by Bianca and sung by Sierra (who trained in opera). The video culminates powerfully in a shot for which the Casadys hired 30 young women in Buenos Aires, and which speaks to the universality of both pain and solidarity.

Heartache City comes out Sept. 18. Available for preorder now.

[+] read more[-] less

More From All Songs TV

Andrew Bird Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

First Watch: Andrew Bird Is Bloodless

Andrew Bird sings, "it's an uncivil war bloodless for now / and the poets they explode like bombs." Watch Andrew Bird peer into our distracted culture precisely when it needs our attention.

JS Ondara's debut album Tales of America is out Feb. 1 on Verve Forecast. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist

The 'American Dream' Through The Kenyan Eyes Of J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara's "American Dream" video follows a delusional man on his journey to purchase a weapon.

Steve Hassett and Zoe Randell of Luluc Charlotte de Mezamat/Courtesy of the artistr hide caption

toggle caption Charlotte de Mezamat/Courtesy of the artistr

Luluc's 'Kids' Is An Ode To Restless Youth

The Australian duo's video and song, "Kids," is an anthem for teens trying to find their place in the world.

Rising Appalachia Chad Hess/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

toggle caption Chad Hess/Courtesy of the Artist

Rising Appalachia Write A 'Resilient' Anthem

The sister duo's song and dance-filled video is an uplifting and life-affirming ballad for challenging times.

Back To Top