Experimental pop artist ko aka koala has released the video for her single, “why is everyone so scared of me” today. Written from the perspective of a zombie, someone who can’t help but hurt the people around them, the video depicts a classic horror movie aesthetic, and was directed, styled, and edited by ko herself.
“It is symbolic of being not seen or understood, and judged by a superficial first impression that you can’t shake off,” says ko aka koala’s KO Lee. “The video shows the duality between good and bad – as the lyrics state ‘looks can be deceiving,’ so we understand that the two are actually intertwined.”
Based in Los Angeles, “no limits” is the theme of KO’s (pronounced Kay-Oh) rise as one of the upcoming artists to watch – a trailblazer and pioneer. The universe of KO combines her love of left-leaning hip hop, techno, metal, and pop into something wholly and uniquely her own. She produces music that plays with the ideas of hard and soft. Astonishingly, she executes her artistic vision entirely herself – her artwork, visuals, video editing, etc. KO has already developed a cult-like following for her style, music, and presence – she refuses to be boxed in as she forges her own identity. As a producer, songwriter, dancer, director, visual artist – she is able to connect her sonic journey with the aspects of her art we can frame on our walls or watch on our screens in the tangible world.