GREATEST HITS VOL.2
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"REFLECTIVE IN EVERY SENSE - LINE OF BEST FIT
Video games, relationships, gradient sunsets and self-realization… CopKid: Greatest Hits Volume 2 is an endless summer on stereo. Simultaneously confessional and universal, the five track debut is a combination of crushing insight into the 2021 anxiety psyche and a tribute to the nostalgia of doing nothing. Tripping between melancholia and optimism, with the mood shifted by either by a particularly emotive episode of Grey’s Anatomy, or the bittersweetness of falling in love, then broaching queer identity with parents, grandparents, and society in general…
Cop Kid is Boone and Marny, former frenemies who crossed paths as solo artists in the music scene in their Utah town, before bonding when one needed the other to help them out of a musical bind. Marny sings, Boone produces as they find the common ground between Sonic the Hedgehog soundtracks and post-internet pop. The resultant collage of raw vocals and trampolining bass beats captures the intimacy of bedroom pop without the introversion, breaking free from the four walls to make it as far as the beach or into the city.
“It’s the soundtrack to the inevitable quarter-life crisis: simultaneously recognizing the world is so much bigger than you, while still being hyper-focused on your own shit,” say Marny and Boone about the record. That idea is crystallized in the debut single, “Big World”, a pop anthem for staying home hoping it’ll rain, that hides a self-aware exploration of the blurred lines between self-care and self-isolation. The protagonist is wracked by the choice between streaming services, face masks and security or the big world and its infinite pitfalls, demons and emotional peril - like a Sega platform game. With one piece of electro artpop, Cop Kid sets the tone for an introductory record that draws from all the memories, thoughts, locations and internal conflicts in the back of your mind and the archived photographs on your cell phone.
"A soundtracK to the inevitable quarter life crisis" - COP KID