On April 23rd, IOKOI is releasing her solo debut „Growing Young“ as 7“-single and Digital Download. The single will be released on transparent vinyl with a hand sewn fabric packaging - „from nonna with koi“.
„Growing Young“ is a mature piece of music by IOKOI, based on a reduced and gloomy bass figure and the singer’s pure, hypnotical and haunting vocals. IOKOI sings impulsively, still quietly insisting and powerful: „we are not young enough to know everything“ and „turn back time forwards“ remind the listener of the circle of life – and for a moment, IOKOI lets time run backwards with „Growing Young“.
With this song, IOKOI also struck the right note with the excentric fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, who used the it to emphasize a trailer for his fall- / winter collection 2012 for Selfridges. IOKOI sets her music into a dialogue with the world of fashion, while she brings up questions on identity and self-portrayal.
The single Growing Young was mastered by Dan Suter is being released on April 23rd, 2013 as a limited (300 Ex., hand-numbered) Vinyl Edition and digitally via Bandcamp, Beatport, iTunes, etc.