Providing us with a sense of escapism during these long dreary days, is alt-pop rocker Coco and the Lost with “Not Famous”. Pushing the boundaries on classic brit-pop, the singer bends the norms of the genre and showcases thought-provoking lyricism and raw vocals on a guitar-driven production. Filled with plenty of attitude and grungy guitars, the singer pulled on inspiration from her father for the record, taking herself back to one particular story from his days as a record engineer.
“He told me a story he had heard that Sting was walking down the road one day and a guy pulled up next to him and shouted ‘Oi Sting, you’re not famous to me.” I never forgot the story,” Coco revealed. “My dad is always buying random recording gear off of the internet and got a Rockman because they had used it on Def Leppard pour some sugar on me (which he was the tape operator on) when he plugged it in, he started playing this riff, when I heard it, I wrote the rest of the song and then we put it together.”
Recording the track at their home studio during lockdown, the record was then mastered by the iconic John Davies, who’s worked with everyone from Led Zeppelin to Dua Lipa. Setting out to be not your average pop star, we say keep a close eye on the singer as big things are set to come her way.
Check out the single below…