Award-winning pop trio KARMACODA has shared their latest single, ‘Traps’ ahead of its release on the 23rd of April. The single is lifted from their upcoming album, Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire which will be officially released on the 28th of May via Sola Musa Music. Their previous single, ‘Make Me The One’ has already received support from CelebMix and CLASH Magazine while ‘Traps’ was featured on Hotpress and the Irish National radio RTÉ 2XM’s Dan Hegarty’s The Alternative Show. While creating their otherworldly music, KARMACODA, turn to the variegated likes of Massive Attack, Radiohead, Florence And The Machine and Gotye. Between the lead singer’s stunning vocals and the sophisticated production style, ‘Traps’ calls to a unique combination of Massive Attack, Radiohead, Frank Ocean, Glass Animals plus Sia, Adele, Hope Sandoval and Alicia Keys.
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 23rd April
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 28th May
LABEL: Sola Musa Music
Together, the trio has earned many awards, including 3 Davey Awards for their video for ‘Blue’, the Best Dance/Electronica HM award for the International Songwriting Competition and the Best Independent Song from the Independent Music Awards as well as being nominated for the Rome Independent Film Awards. In total, the trio has gained just under 650 000 plays across streaming platforms and have had their creations placed in several film and TV scores.
The team is composed of Jessica Ford (vocals), founding member Brett Crockett (aka B. on vocals and producer) and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass and other unique elements). B., originally from Chicago, is currently based in San Francisco along with the rest of the band. Jessica spent 10 years living in Nashville, TN, has won several awards, including the Hallman Award from the Tennessee Songwriters Association and wrote 3 award-winning songs, one of which was recorded by Grammy Award winner Linda Davis. As a vocal coach, she has had multiple clients on American Idol and one appearing on The Voice USA this year.
An intimate duet between Jessica and Brett, the single explores the dark complexities found within an unhealthy relationship. Featuring acapella elements and deep basslines creating a downtempo drive, ‘Traps’ is both alluring and refined as light and dark vocals gently play with each other. KARMACODA are rich in sound as they bare their souls for the world to see.
Singer Jessica tells us: “The album was written over the last year of quarantine and during the stay at home order… ‘Traps’ was written not only from being trapped at home, but being trapped in a relationship simultaneously. It’s about wanting to get out but you can’t…. you are trapped.”
B. elaborates further: “Jessica wrote the lyrics for the duet and I love the way you hear both singers point of view solo and then culminating in the final chorus where we sing together.”