Alternative pop artist Zoe Ko releases ‘Rib Cage‘, a deeply emotional new single exploring the concept of homesickness and personal attachment.
Zoe Ko, the alternative pop artist known for her comforting and relatable music, has just released her latest single, ‘Rib Cage’. Based in New York City, the 22-year-old artist has been using her music as a platform to share her life experiences, attracting a dedicated fanbase along the way.
Her new single, ‘Rib Cage’, is a raw and poignant narrative set against a backdrop of escalating instrumentation, leading to a powerful emotional climax. “This song is about the feeling of homesickness, but from a person or partner rather an actual, physical house,” Zoe explains.
Zoe’s transient childhood, marked by frequent moves and her parents’ divorce, led her to associate the feeling of homesickness with people rather than places. Now, with a partner in her life, she’s learning to understand them as intimately as one might know their family home. ‘Rib Cage’ is a reflection of Zoe’s nomadic life and her journey towards redirecting that feeling.
‘Rib Cage’ follows Zoe’s recent singles ‘Petri Dish’ and ‘Fire Escape’, the latter of which was praised by ONES TO WATCH as “a rare song that transports you somewhere else with the first chord.”
Music has been Zoe’s constant companion since childhood. She began taking it seriously when she wrote a song for her late grandfather, which she performed at his funeral. This experience allowed her to process her life events through music, turning her diary entries into songs.
Zoe started her career in the music industry at 19. During the isolation of the pandemic, she honed her craft and discovered her unique sound, drawing inspiration from iconic artists like Gwen Stefani, Paramore, and Wet Leg. Her debut single ‘Line’ quickly gained attention and featured on several Spotify editorial playlists, including Fresh Finds ‘Class of 22’ and Young and Free. Several of Zoe’s other releases have also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, Fresh Finds Pop & Rock ‘Best of 22’, The New Alt, and Apple’s New In Pop.