British indie-pop band Kero Kero Bonito have announced a brand-new EP, Civilisation II, with its first single “The Princess and the Clock.”
The fairytale-inspired track tells the story of “a young explorer who is kidnapped while sailing the world, imprisoned at the top of a tower and worshipped as royalty by an isolated society,” the band explained in a press release. Kero Kero Bonito added that although the song was written pre-COVID, its themes of isolation and loneliness still resonate today.
“High up in a chamber / She painted pictures of the man that made her / Oh, ooh, oh / Shadowed by a clock face / The hands were rusted at the time she came in,” vocalist Sarah Midori Perry sings.
The group’s new EP Civilisation II is set to arrive April 21 and will be the sequel to 2019’s Civilisation I. Kero Kero Bonito dropped their second studio album Time ‘n’ Place in 2018.
“The Princess and the Clock” dropped alongside an animated visual, directed by Dan W Jacobs, that brings the tale to life. Check it out here: