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SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “PLANET EXPRESS”
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What the press is saying about Cuco:
“A Cuco we’ve never seen before, all parts heartbroken, hopeful, and evolving” – NPR
“A defining figure in the alternative pop space, in which he stands out with his bilingual approach to songwriting” – Billboard
“The most present Cuco has ever sounded” – Rolling Stone
“Like Randy Newman in outer space” – The New Yorker
Cuco is back to announce his forthcoming EP, Hitchhiker, due November 10th via Interscope Records. Alongside the announcement, Cuco shares the first taste of what the EP has to offer with his latest single, “Planet Express,” where Cuco laments the toll of a long distance relationship. The track is complimented with planetary idioms and musical production that embodies a feeling of floating through space. The single comes with a new Connor Clarke-directed video with animation by Parsa Mostaghim and Dan featuring Cuco moving across different landscapes reminiscing about his love.
The forthcoming EP came together after Cuco experienced an injury that forced him to reckon with his own mortality. Coming out of this experience Cuco struggled to grasp the overwhelming concept of the fragility of life. Traditionally he would have found solace by drowning his thoughts in a variety of substances, but instead he opted to cope by staying sober and creating a psychedelic creative universe all his own through new music. As a result his forthcoming project is a kaleidoscope of different influences and genres and his most mature work to date.
On October 19th, Cuco will be embarking on a North American tour beginning in Miami, running through Atlanta, Houston, and more before concluding in his hometown of Los Angeles for a performance at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival.
The new single follows Cuco’s recent tracks,”Dime,” feat. Conexión Divina, “Coastin’” feat. Alemán, that came alongside an accompanying music video directed by Bobby Astro, and his heartfelt rendition of Robert Carlos’ “Mi Querido, Mi Viejo, Mi Amigo”. The upcoming EP also follows Cuco’s album, Fantasy Gateway, which Pitchfork described as having “newfound shine,” and marked the opening of a fresh chapter for Cuco and his blossoming career.
Upcoming Live Shows:
10/19 – Miami Beach, FL @ Miami Beach Bandshell
10/21 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival (DJ Set)
10/22 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/25 – Oklahoma City, OKA @ The Criterion
10/27 – McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention
10/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port
11/1 – Monterrey, NL, Mexico @ Auditorio Pabellón
11/3 – Puebla, Mexico @ Auditorio Explanada
11/4 – CDMX, Mexico @ Pabellón Oeste
11/6 – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico @ Teatro Diana
11/11-11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw
November 11th, 2023
2. Planet Express
3. Give It The World
4. Mesh Camp
5. Junkie and Rarities
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