After jamming with Pete Doherty, collaborating with Robyn, and getting remixed by Diplo and Miike Snow, Coco Sumner is drawing a lot of attention — and being Sting’s daughter doesn’t hurt.
Recording with a variety of musicians as I Blame Coco, Sumner has already let almost an album’s worth of reggae-tinged tracks loose online. New single “Caesar,” however, hints at a more pop-oriented direction. It’s the first track to be released off her upcoming debut album, recorded in Sweden, and due out in early 2010.
It may be more obvious during her island-infused and acoustic moments, but regardless of the song, the similarities between Sumner’s vocals and those of her father are undeniable. However, it’s her songwriting and performance style that make her voice truly her own. Her track “Bohemian Love,” which may or may not have been co-written by Doherty, even inspired the Babyshambles man to make a homemade YouTube clip of his own.
“Caesar” (featuring Robyn)
“Never Be” (demo)
“Bohemian Love” (acoustic)