Grab a cup of coffee. Find Irish whiskey and brown sugar in the kitchen. Mix the whole thing together and top it with thick cream. It may sound like the recipe for Irish coffee or the way to a poor liver, but if you twist it with a warm blanket, then you have the sound of Coco Moon’s ‘Head Under Water’.
In the depth of the soundscape, you will find a heavy bass creating the foundation of the track equivalent to the coffee. Above it you will find the floating sound of the guitar creating the alcoholic feeling from the whiskey; floating up and down in constant waves. To sweeten the bitter whiskey-coffee soup, you find lead singer Nana Odderskær with a voice as sweet and physically strong as brown sugar. Cover it all in thick, whipped cream and you have this track.
Today, the Copenhagen-based band Coco Moon, originally hailing from Aarhus, officially released ’Head Under Water’ as the second single from their 2015 album ‘Marble Mouth’; the follow-up album to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album ‘Coco Moon’ from 2010. According to Nana “the track is lyrically a recognition of being all alone, and to take your own choices and decisions in life, while also being able to live with the consequences these choices may have later on.” In total, the sound of ‘Head Under Water’ can be traced back to the beginning of this millennium; especially fans of Nina Persson and The Cardigans will love this track.