Saturday, November 12, 2016

“Cocoon” by Milky Chance – A Song Review

     That steady stream of quality Folktronica that flowed in early 2015 became a trickle in 2016. Coleman Hell, Howard, Message to Bears and others carried Folktronica (the fusion of Folk and Electronica-style sampling) to its high water mark last year. But the more recent entries have been less solidly based.
Milky Chance while at the Outside Lands
Festival in San Francisco
     Well, this week Milky Chance released a single that fortifies the argument that the German duo (trio for concerts) has special skills within the genre. “Cocoon” combines infectious guitar, the band’s characteristic vocals, and sample-based beats to first draw the listener’s attention and then hold it firmly.

     Quoting the press materials:
  "Cocoon" is the first track to follow up from one of the most successful debut albums of 2014, "Sadnecessary," which featured the international smash "Stolen Dance" - one of the Top 20 most Shazam-ed tracks in history (a feat shared with such artists as Daft Punk, Macklemore) - and consequent hit singles "Down By The River" & "Flashed Junk Mind." A truly modern musical success story, the young German duo headlined gigs all over the world, including a sold-out UK tour which included two nights at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and three sold-out US Tours comprising more than 60 dates in total.
  Milky Chance, comprised of former schoolmates Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, explain that "Cocoon" came from a period of reflection on the runaway success of their first album. The band’s sound combines deep, organic warmth of instrumental arrangements with Clemens raw, raspy voice. As the single’s name and sound implies, it also brings forth a palpable sense of returning to a place of serenity. Or in Clemens own words “trying to find a place where you can be yourself and not be distracted; to slow down and reflect on yourself.”

     “Cocoon” by Milky Chance

Website: http://www.milkychance.net/



Lyrics of “Cocoon” by Milky Chance
Eh-ah, eh-ah, eh-ah, eh
Eh-ah, eh-ah, oh
Eh-ah, eh-ah, eh-ah, eh
Eh-ah, eh-ah, oh

I know that you must feel like facing
With ruin, facing with ruin
I messed it up as always,
I'm afraid of losing, I'm afraid of losing
I made you thinking oh so wrong
I made you feeling the worst
And I don't how to get along
With myself when I'm weakened
When I'm weakened

So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Eh-ah, eh-ah
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Eh-ah, eh-ah
Instead of you

I've been always playing
Solid as I'm waving, solid as I'm waving
So I became a liar, I've been underrating
Overestimated
I made it really hard for you
Hard for you to love me
But there's so many things we could do
And all we need is escaping, escaping

So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Eh-ah, eh-ah
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Eh-ah, eh-ah
Instead of you

Eh-ah, eh-ah, oh
Eh-ah, eh-ah

So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
So let's go back to our cocoon
On the blackened afternoon
I see your heart is bleeding too
Let me bleed instead of you
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Let me bleed, let me bleed
Let me bleed, now I will bleed
Instead of you

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