KIN share fresh indie-pop single ‘Cosmos’

"The song was written in 2018 after a bad Tinder date inspired me to write an ode to modern dating and reflect on the vulnerabilities and problematic, temperamental nature of relationships."
17 March 2022

By Vee D

KIN are indie-pop trio Grace, Ritu and Adam. The London-based group are back with their first release of the year, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Blending electronic keys and catchy guitar riffs, ‘Cosmos’ is a vibrant track that nods to the likes of The XX, Warpaint, Still Corners and Foals.

The single, produced by Josh Tyrrell (Lana Del Rey, Mark Ronson, Tony Visconti), was inspired by a bad Tinder date and takes a sharp but affectionate look at the complications of modern dating. 

The video riffs on the band members’ backgrounds in acting and auditioning to play with the ways that we let others in, or don’t, and the vulnerability required to let someone really see you. 

Talking about the new track, KIN share: “The song was written in 2018 after a bad Tinder date inspired me to write an ode to modern dating and reflect on the vulnerabilities and problematic, temperamental nature of relationships. Although we didn’t record it right away, the catchy guitar and growing middle 8 made it a firm favorite in our live set and a song we were never going to push aside. Going into the studio with Josh Tyrrell gave it a new lease of life and elevated the track to have an anthem-like quality that didn’t feel out of place when we opened with it at Tramlines Festival.  

The group further explains: The lyrics feel even more relevant now, everyone has experienced heartbreak, presumptions, and awkwardness with strangers and I think there can be a playfulness and life-affirming phenomenon brought out by all of that. As we are all re-finding our way socially in the world, it feels like now, more than ever, we should remember and experience that.”

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