We were first mesmerised by KOSCHKA when we heard her band Nausica’s cinematic single ‘Black & White’, so you can imagine our joy when we found out she’s only gone and made her solo debut!
KOSCHKA’s ‘The Flood’ is not just a single, its a work of art. It draws you in instantly with its irregularities and majestic qualities in a way a piece of art can as soon as you enter a room. ‘The Flood’ is beautifully minimalist, with only the soft trickles of piano keys and KOSCHKA’s soft, intimate vocal taking centre stage. Nothing else is necessary. Like that isn’t enough, there’s also an incredibly captivating video to coincide with the single, which definitely deserves appreciation from both the music and art world alike.
‘The Flood’ is the first single to be taken from KOSCHKA’s debut album, which will contain a combination of her own songs and re-arrangements of classical German songs from composers such as Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. While KOSCHKA is not a classically trained musician, she works extremely intuitively and manages to combine her classical interests with her love of PJ Harvey and experimentation to create something gently genre-defying.
‘The Flood’ is out now via Part Du Decor Records.