Kero Kero Bonito release “The Princess and the Clock,” announce new EP

Kero Kero Bonito release “The Princess and the Clock,” announce new EP Matilda Hill-Jenkins

Kero Kero Bonito have shared their new single “The Princess and the Clock.” The track will appear on the hyperpop pioneer’s forthcoming EP Civilisation II, due April 21.

“The Princess and the Clock” is a typically inventive track from the U.K. trio, offsetting a story of a princess who is kidnapped by and held in a glass tower while travelling the world with crunchy electronic drums and dreamy vocals. An animated video for the song can be seen below.

In a statement, the group explaind: “‘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. 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.”

Civilisation II is the sequel to Kero Kero Bonito’s 2019’s EP Civilisation I. The group’s Time ‘n’ Place album was released in 2018. Last year they appeared on 100 gecs’ ‘ringtone’ remix alongside Charli XCX and Rico Nasty.