“The Princess and the Clock” is taken from Kero Kero Bonito‘s Civilisation II EP, out April 21 via Polyvinyl.
Two years after their surprise Civilisation I EP, London trio Kero Kero Bonito (Sarah Bonito + Gus Lobban + Jamie Bulled) will unveil a sequel to the 3-track project, which was made on vintage hardware. Coming along the announcement, the band have unveiled the Dan W Jacobs-directed animation of the first single, an explosive tale entitled “The Princess and the Clock”.
“‘The Princess And The Clock’ is the tale 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 explained. “Trapped in her chamber, she spends years dreaming of escaping, until one day she disappears. A legend of our own invention, “The Princess And The Clock” was written before Covid emerged, though the long, lonely hours and escapist dreams its protagonist experiences will be relatable to many right now. It’s a song for anyone who has ever felt trapped, lost and alone.”