New Release: The Coo – If Only

Photo Credit: Jonas Sacks

Reminiscent of the warm late 60s and early 70s sound, with flashes of contemporary artists like Angus & Julia Stone and Big Thief, The Coo have unveiled their new track, ‘If Only’.

Recorded live at an old synagogue in the centre of Amsterdam in April 2019, the track is taken from the forthcoming debut Amsterdam Moon EP.

Take a listen below…

The Coo’s journey started with a serendipitous meeting at an Amsterdam open mic, and has since evolved into a deep musical and personal relationship that bridges the North Sea. Matt Arthur (The Arthur Brothers) and Jara Holdert (Lewin) write and sing songs together in two-part harmony, reminiscent of the warm late 60s and early 70s sound of artists such as Carole King & James Taylor; Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and contemporary artists such as Angus & Julia Stone and Big Thief.

Where The Coo’s first single told the story of their meeting, ‘If Only’, the second track from their upcoming debut EP, is the first song they ever wrote together and represents the genesis of their musical collaboration. After their first serendipitous meeting in Amsterdam, contact faded for a year, as Matt went back to the UK. But a year later, when Jara decided to visit him spontaneously in London, they reconnected and wrote a song on their first afternoon. They performed ‘If Only’ that same evening at an open mic in Camden Town, marking their first ever concert together.

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