Berlin-based alternative rock band Kat Koan & The Lost Souls are sharing their new video and track, “Fangs Out,” from their upcoming album, COCOON. Check it out premiering right here at New Noise.
Koan left her hometown Riesa in East Germany and moved to London at 19, where she studied media arts and management. After graduating and working in a number of different roles, she began to develop a passion for combining words and music. By 2017, she was writing lyrics for other artists, and by 2018, she decided to take up singing.
After finishing up her debut album, LUSTPRINZIP, Koan had the confidence to keep going and improving her songwriting skills, beginning the process of crafting this year’s album back in 2020.
The new song follows the band’s debut track, “Lost Souls,” and sees Kat Koan and her new band continue forward with their explosive and headstrong anthems, complete with intentional lyrics.
Koan chats most about the new track:
“‘Fangs Out’ is another song that was born during the lockdown and is pretty much a kick up the ass to keep going and stop moaning. At the time it was probably a bit of a ‘note to self’ but also a kind of rebellion against all the procrastination and waiting for better times that was prevalent amongst many of us. It really got to me at some point. In many ways, being stuck at home sucked big time, but it was also a great opportunity to spend time on doing things that we don’t get to do very often. For us, the only way to stay semi-sane during the lockdowns was to write songs. So that’s what we did. Fangs Out is one of my favorite songs on the album COCOON; We had a blast making this one.”
The band are also releasing on Bandcamp and vinyl only, embracing a back-to-the-basics approach while aiming to forge a personal relationship between listeners and the band. Koan cites that eight vinyl sales is the financial equivalent to 50,000 Spotify streams, “Which is mad if you think about it,” she says.
“Music is precious. Making music encapsulates many strong emotions, heart, soul, and craft; the process is all-encompassing. Of course, it’s a joy and a real pleasure to make music, and I don’t look at making our own album as a ‘job’ that I should get paid for, but there is a value to it,” Koan says. The artist adds that the new album is “quite personal, so we’d love to share our little Cocoon with a few people who want to be part of this adventure. We’re keen to have a closer relationship with those who dig what we do.”
Watch the video for “Fangs Out” here:
Photo courtesy of Kat Koan & The Lost Souls