The Helsinki-based, German singer-songwriter Carolin Koss started to sing from a very early age inspired by her dad’s huge record collection and passion for music. Bands such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós and solo artists like Nick Cave and Agnes Obel have been great inspirations. Her artistic upbringing shaped her creative versatility in art, filmmaking and music throughout the years. She sings in different bands ranging from alternative rock and electro-techno to psychedelic doom. With her band Orbiter which blends heavy riffs, otherworldly soundscapes and hypnotically soaring vocals, she was lauded as a singer by The Sludge Lord magazine, stating that “Vocalist Carolin has a truly haunting voice. Like, ‘move an Ouija board planchette with her vocalisations’ haunting.“ and the Finnish Soundi magazine described that “the band’s reinforcement from Germany, sings her lines in a laconically soulful way.“
Carolin’s new year's resolution for 2021 was to eventually start her own solo project, which she did! With her dark and dramatic yet calming and mesmerizing voice, she touches the realms of melancholia, alternative rock and dark indie.
Free Fall is the third single of Carolin Koss as a solo artist. Life is like flying from branch to branch, trying to find a nesting place. Seasons change and sometimes it is necessary to release and free fall. The song was produced by Yaroslav Ivanov and was released on 24th of June 2022.
Gravitate is the second single of Carolin Koss as a solo artist. The song was produced by Yaroslav Ivanov and was released on 12.02.2022 on all the common streaming platforms together with a music video.
When facing the dark side of life or our mind, it can feel like a gravitational force that pulls down below, a never-ending storm, a blow of fate. Darkness exists because there is light on the other side, after the storm follows the calm and fate can change. The song is about transformation and finding an inner gravitational force that will guide the way. It has a cinematic build-up and intensifies towards an orchestral arrangement in the end. A journey, that is dark and dramatic, yet has an uplifting spirit.
Firefly is Carolin Koss’s debut single as a solo artist. The song is about navigating through dark spaces, facing fears, embracing pain, letting go and starting new. Firefly was produced by Antti Piikki and was released on all the common streaming platforms on October 22nd, 2021.
From the gig at Teurastamo in Helsinki together with Yaroslav Ivanov, Tommi Teronen and Miika Suomalainen in August 2022.