Being judged by your lineage can be a frustrating thing, but it’d be potentially irresponsible of this or any other writer to introduce British singer Hollie Cook without mentioning the fact that she’s the daughter of Sex Pistol’s drummer, Paul Cook; her mother, Jeni, sang back up for Culture Club; and her godfather is Boy Geroge himself.
So, yeah. Lineage, man.
But we’re not an Ivy League school—we don’t just go on who your folks are and whether they have a building named after them nearby. We write about musicians who impress us on their own, and Hollie Cook certainly does that.
Her second full-length, Twice, came out this past spring and, in addition to Cook’s impressive vocals, it showcases what she calls a “tropical pop” sound, with reggae-like rhythms and a smoothly laid back feel.
Give her song “99” a listen and let it gently roll you into the weekend.
Cook plays KCRW’s Masquerade next Saturday along with an impressive roster of other live performers + DJs. You should go—we are. Working on our costumes right now. PS—anyone know where we might be able to find a sea foam green skirt suit?