mp3 premiere: Kotomi – The Last Time
Two amazing women passed away last year that were a big part of my childhood, and this song was inspired by them. It’s about love, loss, and the fragility of life. — Kotomi
Our introduction to LA’s Kotomi came via one of the best songs of last year, in the form of her dreamy/dizzying collab with Ryan Hemsworth + Doss, from Hemsworth’s 2014 LP Alone for the First Time. She returns today with a shimmering, soaring emotional pop anthem, which feels very hopeful and life-affirming despite being born of her recent experiences with loss and letting go. Kotomi tells us that “The Last Time” is the first in a series of singles she’ll be releasing in 2015, with a new song coming on the first Tuesday of every month this year: “They’ll be eclectic, and there will be lots of them ”
Download “The Last Time” below, or pay whatever you’d like for it over on Kotomi’s bandcamp.