Track of the Day: KOGO “IN YOUR FACE” (2020)


Emerging Adelaide solo artist KOGO’s new track “IN YOUR FACE” is a departure from his earlier work in many ways. This tune fits squarely into an indie-rock mould, creating a juxtaposition with his previous electronic feel.

About the origins of the song he says, “Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of pop-punk from the late 90s and early 00s, which inspired both the sound and lyrical content of this track.”

KOGO has been writing, recording and producing his own music for several years now. He plays all instruments himself and uses a mixture of sampling and drum pads for percussion. 2020 has seen him breakout with several new releases.

About the lyrics on “IN YOUR FACE”, KOGO says, “It pokes a bit of fun at young love. The song is all about bottling up your insecurities in a relationship, to the point where you finally open up about them and almost feel like you need to apologise for it. As a young bloke, I often keep my feelings to myself. This song describes the inner monologue that goes on inside my head at times.”

The self-shot video that accompanies the track depicts the denialist side of our personalities – how a person will numb themselves from their insecurities by hanging out with mates, cracking open some beers, and having a few laughs.

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