Skyler Cocco invites us into her dream-like world as she takes a drive to clear her mind in the new music video for The Drive. In keeping with her DIY approach to music (she writes and produces all of her work), Skyler self-directed and edited the music video with a helping hand from cinematographer Nino Sammarone. Skyler spoke with The Fountain about the new track as well as venues she is keen to play in again live.

TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from The Drive?

The Drive started out as a demo I submitted to Splice’s The Inbox: MUNA competition and was selected by the band as a standout track. That moment helped bring back the creative energy I lost during quarantine and, with MUNA’s encouragement, I made the track my next single. Lyrically The Drive is about the time spent alone after a fight to process your words and actions.  It has hints of synth-pop and alt/indie-rock in the instrumentation, which is the general direction I’m going in as an artist. 

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

Windows down, volume up, and in your feelings. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

I’m going to be releasing more singles before the end of this year and will also be putting out an EP in 2021. I’m hoping to play shows again when it’s safe to do so.  

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

I can’t say that I have an absolute favourite venue for playing live. I love big shows in a proper venue but I also value the intimate house shows with close friends and new friends as I tend to hold onto those moments longer. I would love to play at National Sawdust and Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, or anywhere in Europe.  

Photo courtesy of Dylan Mannarino