Freak folk sister duo CocoRosie released last year a 7″ single, ‘We Are On Fire’, but they haven’t released a full-length album in three years. Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” are set to release the follow-up to Grey Oceans, on May 27th via City Slang. Tales Of A Grass Widow was co-produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Feist, Camille, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Björk) and it marks CocoRosie’s fifth album release.
Coinciding with the announcement, the pair unveiled ‘Gravediggress’, the first single lifted from Tales Of A Grass Widow. “The song is representative of the album’s theme: transformative ecstasy in the face of harmful neglect”, says the press release. “It tells the story of an imagined conversation between an abandoned child and an outcast old woman. The young girl asks the Gravediggress to bury her love in the ground for safekeeping”. Listen to ‘Gravediggress’ below.