Stream: Cuco, ‘First of the Year’

Cuco (Photo by David Rodriguez)

Jan. 1 is just another day in the grand scheme of things, but don’t tell that to Cuco. “It’s the first of the year / It all seems so clear,” he proclaims on his new single, “First of the Year,” spinning seasonal optimism into psych-pop goodness.

The song is the follow-up to last month’s “Pendant, a heart-rending tribute to his late grandfather, and the songwriter’s sophomore album, “Fantasy Gateway,” released last summer.  

“‘First Of The Year’ is a great song that I think people will enjoy because it’s visceral music that showcases my ability to write and produce,” Cuco says. “Also, the chorus gives me a euphoric vibe that I love.”

||| Stream: “First of the Year”

||| Previously: “Pendant,” “Caution”