German indie trio KOJ are comprised of two brothers and one married couple. They’ve just released their delicate and haunting new single Who I Am featuring Hannah Epperson. Channeling the Communion Music sound of artists such as Amber Run and Daughter they craft an atmospheric, smouldering piece that’s every bit as raw as it is delicate.
Commenting on the track, guitarist and vocalist Alina von der Gathen has said, “Who I Am talks about what is left after life has turned everything around. You went through something major, felt down and depressed, struggled with your path and whether you should continue the way you did. It’s a song about fragility, desperation, new beginnings and the feeling that everything has changed but that the core of who you are still remains.
What defines you will ultimately stay, no matter how shaken up you are by life’s’ struggle and changes. The song was the last one to be recorded at the session in Denmark. The lyrics are 100% improvised, raw and reflect the uncertainty and emotional instability that the song talks about. In postproduction Hannah Epperson added some ethereal sounds on violin. The band met Hannah at a gig a few months prior and had been moved by her musical skill and personality. The violins that she added to Who I Am brought even more fragility and depth to the song and completed it by adding her unique sound.”
listen to Who I Am (feat. Hannah Epperson) below
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