Exclusive Video Premiere: The Kokoro, "Wolf"
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:07:11
Are you ready for the "Wolf?"
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with The Kokoro, the EDM project of Israeli visual artist Lee Triffon, to premiere the video for "Wolf" from Demons, out next year.
The video for the song was filmed in Tel Aviv during Yom Kippur last year. Triffon explained, "Yom Kippur is a day where you're supposed to stay home and think about the last year. Because of that, there's something unexplainable in the air on Yom Kippur. My team and I thought it would be an amazing atmosphere to shoot a video. This video became a spiritual experience and cleansing process for me."
Although Triffon identifies as Jewish, she asserts that her Israeli roots have a larger impact on her music, explaining, "Israel is a condensed and intense environment to live in, especially for artists. For many Israeli artists, there is a constant flow of information to deal with. You question things all the time. It's what drives me to create and communicate."
Keep all that in mind when watching the clip.
And here's all the intel you need on The Kokoro: Originally from a rock background, Triffon was always fascinated with the melody, emotions and electric production that came out of the EDM scene. After initially forming as a group project, The Kokoro quickly became the sole creative outlet for Triffon and allowed her to follow her artistic ideas to their extremes with various collaborators, including world renowned producer Dan Farber, her life-partner/co-producer Joni Zicholtz, and acclaimed Israeli designer Yosef.
Featuring elaborate choreography and stunning war paint partially inspired by her love for the concepts of Japanese folklore stories, The Kokoro holds nothing back with its over-the-top visual elements.
The Kokoro will be making its stage debut in the U.S. at this year's Culture Collide and CMJ.
The Kokoro's U.S. appearances:
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Mission Workshop (Culture Collide)
10/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Taix (Culture Collide)
10/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 1 (Culture Collide)
10/22 - New York, NY @ Left Field (CMJ)
Did you dig The Kokoro and the "Wolf" video?