Multi-Platinum Artist Cimo Fränkel & Skofee Share Intimate, Stripped Version of ‘Where Do You Hide Your Love’
Multi-platinum musician Cimo Fränkel and alt-pop singer Skofee have released a live video performance of their collaborative remake of Cimo Fränkel’s beloved single ‘Where Do You Hide Your Love’ on the 5th of August via Sign From The Universe / Tunecore. The original track is featured on Cimo Fränkel’s previously released self-titled debut album. The musician co-wrote and co-produced the Multi-Platinum single ‘Sex’ by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam, which has been streamed globally over 1 Billion times. Cimo Fränkel has collaborated and toured with Armin van Buuren with their song ‘Strong Ones’ reaching #37 on Billboard Charts. He has also accumulated just over 2 billion streams globally.
Cimo Fränkel was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is currently based in Los Angeles. He grew up around his father who was a funk musician who would invite Cimo to join him in the studio and enlightened him on the DIY ethos of funk culture. At the age of fifteen, Cimo would explore music production and collaborate with other young and passionate Dutch musicians. The musician has cited the works of Michael Jackson and Huey Lewis as highly inspirational to the artist he is today. This latest collaboration draws strong comparison with The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean and Tate McRae.
Singer Skofee is an emerging artist who was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and is currently based in Los Angeles. Her breakout release, EP Polished released via Sign From The Universe received accolades from renowned publications. The singer has been supported by LA Weekly, Rolling Stone India, AltPress, Medium.com, Earmilk, and Ones To Watch to name a few.
Layer by layer, Cimo Fränkel and Skofee peel back the covers to reveal the raw beauty that is their stripped-down live performance of ‘Where Do You Hide Your Love’. With their backs toward each other, the two singers give it their all, emphasizing the central theme of the song by illustrating what it’s like to be present in the same room with someone you love yet still feel lonely.
Cimo Fränkel talks about taking Skofee’s lead for the remake: “I originally released “Where Do You Hide Your Love” as part of my debut album called “Cimo Fränkel” which I released in 2020. After this the original take had multiple versions that definitely varied in approach but I never came up with the idea to make this smooth version Skofee initiated. I was blown away by her idea and knew I had to be a part of it.”
“Skofee has been going from strength to strength since her EP release ‘Polished’..”
[On Cimo Fränkel] “…the multi-talent has penned a number of tracks for some of your favorite acts.”
[On Skofee’s single ‘Fantomlimb’] “Via her undeniable gift for penning introspective, honest and raw lyrics, Skofee has crafted a record that explores themes of making peace with oneself in the most difficult of circumstances.”
[On Skofee’s single ‘QVC’ ]“As her harmonies blend together, resounding bass progressions lead each verse, only releasing when spirited synths join in.”
[On Cimo Fränkel’s ‘Never Give Up’ single] “Super smooth R&B with a tropical taste, the sun-kissed production is packed with colour, the perfect foundation for that velvet vocal.”
[On CHILDSPLAY and Cimo Fränkel single ‘Always’] “Wicked melodies and a warm, bubbling beat make this one an instant classic.”
[On Armin Van Buuren and Cimo Fränkel single ‘All Comes Down’] “The track is able to take the listener to the peak moment of euphoria during one of van Buuren’s live sets within the minute-long cascading note progression between Fränkel’s polarizing vocals.”
[On Skofee’s single ‘QVC’ ] “In her signature left-of-center pop style, the song features deep immersive vocals, funky colorfully pattered soundscapes, and unabashed lyricism.”