Wednesday, October 27, 2010

pop*eye...I Blame Coco - The Constant (2010)


I Blame Coco
The Constant (2010)

*I proud to highly

I takes some guts to take a stab at a musical career when your father has had is share of success (in the present case Sting, quite the hitmaker) and you don't especially look like Shakira. There's a risk you'll end up like Kelly Osbourne and people will feel sorry for you laugh at you. Unless you have some talent. Coco Sumner has plenty. The twenty year-old's debut record The Constant is in fact a triumph.

You have to have some respect for the girl. At an age when most people are still wondering what they're going to do with their lives, she delivers an impressively mature-sounding record full of potential hits, instantly catchy melodies and obvious mastery.

Coco's deep voice and rather unsual style help creating something unique around her. Instead of tying to sound like the majority of the current music scene, she chose to throw a bit of everything into the mix. From the dancey and bouncy Ceasar (on which she had the good taste to invite Robyn), to the electro-rock Quicker (probably one of the best singles of 2010), to the reggae-infused No Smile and the darker The Constant, the whole album is like a great journey into the mind of a brilliant and inspired artist full of promises. Selfmachine and Party Bag also deliver in the hit department. In fact almost every song on here could be a single.

I'm really sad the campaign has been so badly handled so far, with already four singles released in general indifference. That and the high quality of the album remind me of the amazing Marina and the Diamonds, who's well-deserved journey to stardom isn't going quite as smoothly as it should. There's no justice in Pop World, is there?


I Blame Coco

Eliot Pauline Sumner (born July 30, 1990, in Pisa, Italy), better known as Coco Sumner, is an English musician recording under the band name I Blame Coco. I Blame Coco's first album, The Constant, is due out in 2010, and the first single, "Caesar", was released in February 2010. Coco has also worked as an actress and model. She is the daughter of musician Sting and actress/producer Trudie Styler.

Coco began playing music at a young age and began working on an album at 15. Some of her earlier songs include "2B 2D or not 2B", "Bohemian Love", "Darkstar", "I Blame Coco", "Never Be", "No Smile", and "Silencio". At 17, Coco signed a multi-record deal with Island Records. Since then, she has spent time rewriting and recording The Constant in Sweden with one of her two producers, Klas Åhlund. I Blame Coco's debut single, "Caesar", featuring Robyn, was released in February 2010 along with a music video.

Coco has also worked with Fyfe Dangerfield on a cover of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", with Miike Snow, and with Sub Focus on "Splash" from his self-titled album. She has performed with Pete Doherty and Mr Hudson. [Wikipedia]

The apple don't fall far from the tree. Cool voice.


Please Rewind

DoBeDo film #007 - I Blame Coco 'Please Rewind' on Super 8. Shot early 2009 live for
Filmed by Tyrone Lebon

Message to you Rudy (with Natty)

Découvrez la playlist A-Iblame Coco avec I Blame Coco

- I Blame Coco -
"One of my favorite
Pop Artist of The Years!"


One of the albums of the year!

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