Plastic Soul is the debut full-length effort from breakout Philly-born alternative troubadour and punk-folk renegade Mondo Cozmo. The tattooed underground pop outlier and disciple of Beck, Eddie Vedder, and Keith Richards deconstructs everything you know and reconstructs it with a rawness the world hasn't felt since Pearl Jam's Vs. or Springsteen's Born To Run.
"I went into the studio after releasing a couple of singles," he explains. "I had laser focus. I gauged what people were reacting to. I didn't want to just make a record and hope it went well. I knew exactly what I was going to make. That's how it came together in two weeks. Those first songs were written when I was in a dark place. There's always been a little bit of hope though - constantly looking into the future that things will be different."
The perfect balance of simplicity and good vibes, breakout single "Shine" quickly skyrocketed to the top of Billboard's Adult Alternative Song chart. About the new songs, he reveals: "Automatic" - It's a big fucking tune. I think it's going to take over the world. It was all stream-of-consciousness." "River" - It's almost like a Beck falsetto moment. There's no guitar just weird organ and dumb drum beats." "Come With Me" - It's probably my favorite vocal pass."
Plastic Soul is Mondo Cozmo. It's painful. It's pissed-off. It's poetic. It's passionate. It's powerful. "I hope people feel alive when they hear the record," he leaves off.