On a Tuesday afternoon in a dark, smoky bar in Copenhagen, regulars chat about everything and nothing. No one pays much attention to a young woman in the corner booth, playing with the sleeve of her fluffy sweater as she talks. Coco O doesn’t impose herself on a room. In fact, the Danish singer-songwriter comes off as a little shy. But her voice—and what a voice—is her talent. It’s taken her on a journey from being on a major label and living in Los Angeles, to having no label and living back in Copenhagen, on the cusp of releasing a solo album. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none. Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Music Issue 41 Jon Batiste The band leader on his genre-busting year. Music Issue 38 Rina Sawayama In London, Stephanie Phillips takes a tour around the sweet, strange galaxy of glitter pop sensation Rina Sawayama. Music Issue 38 Eric Nam A reeducation in K-pop from one of its brightest stars. Music Issue 36 Roderick Cox In Berlin, Stephanie d’Arc Taylor meets the man who makes music move—orchestra conductor Roderick Cox.