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.
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