Cocoon is the lead single from Polly Scattergood’s newly announced album Arrows. Cocoon comes packaged in a video from the same guys who directed her recent “glitch in the Matrix” video to the song Wanderlust, Madrid based collective NYSU. Arrows is set to release via Mute Records on October 21st (stay tuned for a three sentence review and initial favorite songs on October 21st).
All the songs on the upcoming album Arrows, including Cocoon, were written in London, France, Berlin and Norfolk. The songs all feature Polly Scattergood’s signature blend of storytelling and soul-searching, while also looking outwards and heavenwards, as she sets out to spin an enchanting web of sonic playfulness while stretching for new skylines.
Polly speaks of the album: “This album was my ‘arrow’ — pointing me in the right direction after I was lost for a while. This feels like where I want to be as an artist.“
Editor’s note: I first heard Polly Scattergood when my oldest daughter played her song, Pink Nitrogen, for me. I was immediately mesmerized by the haunting sounds that harkened both post-gothic moodiness and electro-pop sensibilities. Polly’s voice reminded me of early Kate Bush, as well as of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Creatures. Her music continues to haunt and delight me.
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