Indie / Indie-Pop
Cuco is your next dream pop heartthrob, and he's not even old enough to buy you a drink yet. The 19-year-old artist makes critically-acclaimed pop much to the joy of his fervent fanbase. Born Omar Banos, the multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer first won a devoted following with the release of his debut mixtape, 2016's Wannabewithyou, a collection of woozy, English and Spanish-sung bedroom perfection.
In the two years following the release of his debut mixtape, Cuco has become a well-known name in the world of dream pop and beyond, racking up over one-million monthly listeners on Spotify and performances at major festivals across the country. With an approach to music that blurs the line between music collective and bedroom producer, both Cuco's live setup and official recordings continually exude a sense of innovation. Take the artist's latest, Chiquito, a collaborative-heavy EP that seamlessly merges the world of dream pop and hip-hop. With such an impressive start, one can only guess where this young Chicano artist will go in the years to come.
March 15, 2019 "A little over a year ago my manager sent me a video of a 19-year-old kid from Hawthorne who said my music influenced his style. Immediately after watching Cuco, I wanted to collaborate with him."
Author: Alissa Arunarsirakul
Genre: Indie / Indie-Pop / Pop / Singer-Songwriter
From: Boston, MA
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