Berlin-based artist KOSCHKA returned with the release of her evocative new single You Can’t Bear My Love on 17th March 2023.
Intricately woven amongst breathy harmonies and a soul-tinged splendour, You Can’t Bear My Love is the result of a heartbreak and yearning in the face of longed-for love. KOSCHKA’s raw, smokey vocals combined with earthy percussion and subtle brass moments are undeniably encapsulating throughout.
KOSCHKA – aka Edita Karkoschka – is a singer, composer and music producer currently based in Berlin. KOSCHKA fronted the German-Dutch indie-pop band NAUSICA until the end of 2019 and has played concerts all over Europe until 2020, when she decided to fully dedicate herself to her solo project KOSCHKA. In 2018, KOSCHKA released her first single on the label Part du Decor Records with the beautifully minimalist track ‘The Flood‘, followed by a second release of the song ‘Abendstern’; her first adaptation of a classical piece with the original title ‘Abendstern D 806’.
In November 2022, KOSCHKA released the first single ‘Tiefes Leid’ from her upcoming debut album, due to be released in Autumn 2023. While KOSCHKA is not a classically trained musician, she works extremely intuitively and manages to combine her classical interests with her love of PJ Harvey and experimentation to create something gently genre-defying.
„What an absolutely stunning find we have for you today. KOSCHKA’s “The Flood” is an absolutely exquisite piece of music from start to finish. Get ready to be mesmerised. Despite being over 6 minutes long, this really is a track that just keep on giving. It was recorded in one take and combines KOSCHKA’s love of experimental and classical music wonderfully. It’s dark, it’s brooding, its emotional. KOSCHKA’s powerful vibrato soars beautifully over the captivating piano-pop melodies, creating something both haunting and dreamy. It’s clear to see that KOSCHKA is a fan of PJ Harvey with this track, but her love of classical composers also comes through, making this track wholly unique in a world of modern electronic sounds.“ UK Artist of the Week – The Vinyl District
“Check out this stellar, beautiful piano-led track that showcases a stunning, evocative vocal and a heart-wrenching mood. This is something so very, very special. This will knock you for six. Damn.” – Soundsphere Magazine 2018
„…For nearly seven minutes, the Berlin-based singer-songwriter will leave you in complete awe and in utter paralysis because it is one of the most beautiful things you will hear not today, not tomorrow, not even this week, but this entire year. It is simply extravagantly gorgeous…“ The Revue CA
„…Ein zartes Piano, ein brummender Synthie und geschichteter Gesang – mehr braucht Koschka nicht für ihren Song „The Flood“. Sie singt davon, wie ein einziger Moment das Leben eines Menschen für immer verändern kann. Und als wäre es die einfachste Sache der Welt, zieht sie damit den Hörer komplett in ihren Bann…“ Detektor FM GER
„…we couldn’t wait to get to grips with her exciting new solo material. And so, we’re thrilled to introduce KOSCHKA solo debut ‘The Flood’ a beautifully minimalist single, which is out now via Part Du Decor Records… Inspired after a return to Berlin, following a long period in the Netherlands, there is a detectable sense of ‘Heimweh’ or homesickness at play behind the vocal performance, imbuing the
track with a tangible sense of sincerity. Bittersweet, and melancholic, ‘The Flood’ is a compelling debut’.“ Earthly Pleasures Blog UK