Trip-hop trio KARMACODA’s undeniably dramatic & rich production stylings have seen their music featured in multiple television soundtracks and film scores in recent years. Now the trio embarks on the next phase of releases, which include a full-length album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire which is set for release on the 2nd of July via Sola Musa Music.
Previously featured on Chill Music (read feature) with their dark pop single ‘Traps’, the trio have unveiled a gripping video for the release, which explores intimate relationships that lack the romance aspect. Sung as a duet between vocalists Jessica Ford and Brett Crockett, they feature in the video and sing the lyrics of the single. Dramatic cuts between Jessica and Brett performances build on that tension of love that is lost, as each vocalist sings about their contrasting thoughts of hopelessness and frustration in the relationship.
One may think, if they both feel miserable why do not they communicate that with each other? I personally think what KARMACODA does with this track is brilliant, as it perfectly translates those fears to communicate what you really feel because you fear the response you will receive will be detrimental to your partner’s mental well-being. This is a fear that not many care to admit to themselves or their partners. KARMACODA gives us a believable performance throughout, which makes us wonder why they do not write a musical or soap opera together?. Besides that beautiful & hopeful thought, it is a solid track and the video amplifies those feelings well.
‘Traps’ previously featured on Muze FM
Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire Tracklist
1. Dream On
2. We Know Just What To Do
3. Make Me The One
4. Lo-Fi Girl
5. Deep (Three)
11. How I Feel
12. Not Afraid
13. Becoming One