Skip to main content

KOYO return with video for new single Walking On Air

Koyo
(Image credit: Koyo)

UK alt-proggers KOYO have return a video for a brand new single Walking On Air. The new song is the product of several days in the studio with acclaimed Strokes producer Gordon Raphael who moved over from Seattle to Yorkshire late last year.  to work with with the band in Eiger Studios in Leeds for a few days. Walking On Air is released through 88 Watt Records on November 6.

"Walking on Air is about treating your emotions with respect," says vocalist and lyricist Huw Edwards. "It was inspired by gaslighting - being made to feel as though your feelings and emotions are unimportant or delusional, when you question your own sanity and your self-esteem plummets. It’s happened to me and I see this happening to people around me all the time. It’s also points the finger at people obsessed with keeping up appearances, with portraying a perfect happy life, terrified of being even the slightest bit real or expressing any authentic emotion; obsessed with what people think of them. Sometimes it feels as though I’m drowning in fakery."

Walking On Air sees the Leeds quintet developing a motorik psych-rock groove. You can watch the video in full below.

"This song says, ‘My heart BEATS, SINKS, SETS, BREAKS," adds Edwards. "I’m not afraid of wearing my it on my sleeve, expressing my emotions, and showing a little passion every now and again. Don’t let someone make you feel inferior or dumb just because they don’t want to be knocked off their pedestal. Be proud of your emotions, not ashamed of them."

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.