The 405 talk to El Perro Del Mar ahead of her London show on March 14thIn electronic, Pop
“No surprise, then, that El Perro Del Mar‘s Kokoro keeps winning heaps of new listeners and attracting continuous praise the world over, some 18 months into its life.
The record, her fifth, arrived four years after its predecessor (the widely-celebrated Pale Fire), and left the moody Scandi-electronica behind in favour of richly-arranged, uplifting soundscapes influenced by Sarah Assbring’s newfound love for music from places such as Pakistan, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Thematically, Kokoro very much delved into the state of the world and how the self interacted with everything going on around us. Its lyrics were self-aware but far from self-centred and the writing undoubtedly emanated from a strong social conscience. It is now joined by a sibling EP, We Are History, which came out last month, and stands as a faithful accompaniment to Kokoro‘s 10 tracks.
As El Perro Del Mar prepares for a further tour cycle in support of both these releases, here is another look at The 405’s long chat with the singer-songwriter last year about the creative process, performing in the U.S. on the eve of Trump’s election and having Lena Dunham as a fan.” – The 405