Indie duo CocoRosie have been pushing their sound in new directions, collaborating with Chance The Rapper earlier this year for “Roo,” which may be a hint of their new sound to come. Today the duo dropped an eclectic new track entitled “Lamb And Wolf,” that sees the two go into more experimental territories.
“Lamb And Wolf,” features a blend of drum samples, drum machines, a bumping bass beat, catchy synth hooks, and a cacophony of unique static sounds, that manage to blend in well together as a pop track. The track blends many different elements from dance drum beats, to blues inspired guitars and vocal pieces during the chorus, to the verses that fit in with a traditional electronic pop track.
“Sonically it’s a whole new flavor for us with a bass line that paints a 70’s funk, girl orphans doing karate in the jungle kind of scene,” the band explained in an interview with The Fader. “The lyrics explore mental illness and how we demonize the mentally ill in our society. It’s kind of satirical…it’s about paranoia and how society participates in destroying the fragile ones, the wise ones. ‘They’re trying to Britney Spears me’ is a favorite line.”
In the same interview the band revealed that they may have some other new material that may be released in the future, however it is unknown if and when they will record another solo album project at this time. The band’s last solo album Heartache City was released in 2015.
They have also explained that they are likely going to return to hip hop once again in the near future. Chance The Rapper’s”Roo” was one of the group’s most recent tracks released during their musical hiatus.
“In Chicago, there were two studios in full swing. Upon arrival, we handed his engineer three songs we had previously produced to be loaded into the big studio and then found our way into studio B where we set up some drum machines, toys, flutes etc. and began creating from scratch,” the duo further elaborated in the same interview. Three hours later, Chance showed up and before we could exchange many words, he got right to rapping, writing on the mic and the creative flow was on!”