New York indie outfit HOKO have unveiled their debut EP, HEATHEN. Produced by Grammy nominated producer John Hill (Santigold, Cage The Elephant) and Andrew Wells (Halsey, Kaiser Chiefs), the release serves as the first part in a larger body of work from the three piece.
Conceptually, the release documents and navigates a variety of life experiences, atop an indie-pop soundscape, pushing their own creative boundaries. Speaking of the release, Nathaniel Hoho shares: “HEATHEN is the first half of a project we’ve spent almost two years conceptualising. Our aim was to create a body of work that sounded big, but was also sonically interesting, with songs that are accessible, but also have layers and complexity. All of my favourite albums give me something new every time I hear them, so that’s always something in the back of mind when finishing a song. Visually we wanted to pay homage to the artistic direction of artists like David Bowie & Queen who created beautiful images that stand on their own as art, not only as an accompaniment to the music.”
Having made their debut last year, HOKO over 9 million streams to date across all platforms, with their visuals drawing over 1 million views on YouTube. Their track Hellogoodbye was featured on the soundtrack to EA Sports NHL 21, with OK OK and This Is Gonna Be Our Year have receiving airplay through ESPN and NFL Networks
HEATHEN is out now! Listen to Big Mistake below.