Coco O. of Quadron Interviews On NPR

Jimmy Haas

by Jimmy Haas

Published June 3, 2013


Coco O. of Danish electronic soul duo Quadron had an interview with NPR, which you can listen to on their website, before their second album, Avalanche, is released. Their first album, Quadron, was released in 2009 and they have seen their fame growing greatly since then. Coco was recently featured on The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

Coco speaks about growing up in Denmark, being one of the few people interested in soul music in a country that didn't seem to care much for it at all. She speaks about meeting Robin Hannibal, the other half of Quadron, and about both of their being one-quater African-American, which is the basis of their name.

Coco talks about why she thinks she sounds the way she does when she sings:

"I think a lot of soul music in America, a lot of soul artists, they learn how to sing or play in church. They learn how to really, really sing, with a lot of power and a lot of phrasings. And that's what I wanted growing up. I was so sad that I didn't have, like, a real church where I could learn how to really sing. But I think, because I didn't do that, I'm more sparse in my vocals. And I think that's a Danish thing — to just have what is necessary."

You can stream the Avalance for free in its entirety at The New York Times. You can buy it on iTunes when it comes out tomorrow, June 4.

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