Bokito share their 5th and most mature single yet, Colleen Bawn, adding to their growing and ever more accomplished back catalogue of tropical indie tunes. Espousing notions of the inevitable internal struggle that accompanies personal growth with tightly-packed melodies, this uplifting track is driven by its rumbling bassline, sharp beat and dancing guitar licks; all wrapped up in the keys that makes it impossible to play just once.
Frontman Moses Moorehouse gives his most controlled performance so far with his trademark freedom instead delivered via gliding vocal layering which surrounds the listener from the start, creates an immersive atmosphere of mellifluent tones, and unfurls even more depth from what’s already another incredibly hooky track from the daring 5-piece.
“Did we mention it kicks off with a phaser?”
Speaking to the motivation behind Colleen Bawn, Bokito share:
The Colleen Bawn is an Irish play by Dion Boucicault which is full to the brim with love and lies and sat with secrets. I thought it fitted nicely with the themes of the song. The lyrics are all about fooling yourself in a relationship. Whether it be that the relationship can work or that it is doomed before you really try, Colleen Bawn is something that I, and I feel some previous partners, have done at some stage to either salvage or sabotage something that we had and as a result, trapping ourselves in a sort of middle ground because no one can use the real truth as leverage to wedge themselves out.