Deep in the Netherlands, a leopard print goddess named V has been chanting her love spell for ages.
Several rituals have been performed, but nothing strong enough to lure the one she’s been searching for.
One night, she took to the highest pillar with drums and a swollen heart, ready to perform one last spell. The second she opened her mouth, a hazy burst of emotions filled the air. This enchanting mist made contact with her motorcycle boy, as he rode not too far away from where she was chanting. His heart synced with her smooth, hypnotic drum beats, as he began to ride closer to her.
He stops and drops to his knees, looking above, completely enamored by the sight of this glowing, statuesque figure.
He’s become a slave to her beauty. Their divine love unearthed after lifetimes of yearning and thirsting for his affection. She moves to lower ground, only to find him waiting for her.
As she drops to one knee, she leans in close to him, repeating the chant that has rendered him motionless in the presence of her transfixing ora:
Nightrider, have we met before ? We both move fast like fire, take my hand.
Cosmo V is a gorgeous artist of Moluccan heritage based in Utrecht. After releasing a bunch of songs on her Bandcamp, V is finally releasing her debut EP, No Name Street. The Ep sees Cosmo V take a few steps away from her earlier work.
Her angelic vocals are a spiritual meeting between Lykke Li and the hazy, lo-fi simplicities of PJ Harvey—swimming in a wave of slick drum loops, light reverb, and 80’s inspired pop. A lot of her stories are heartfelt, re-imagined bits of war-era literature, all given a modern twist through her ethereal sound and catchy songwriting.
While she’s still making her presence known on the blogs, it’s safe to say this EP will be turning a lot of heads in the coming months.
No Name Street is available now through Rush Hour.
Words by: Max Mohenu