At 15 years old, Eliot Sumner, the daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler, began writing songs like “I Blame Coco,” the name she would record under for the next few years. Now, at 24, Sumner is ready to drop the pseudonym and release her first EP, Information. “I’m proud of the music I’m making, and it’s time to take ownership by putting my real name on it,” she said in a statement.
Here, watch the video for Information‘s title track, a dark, isolated scene illuminated by the headlights of facing muscle cars. “The video is a representation of the self, alone and vulnerable in a dark void,” Sumner tells Rolling Stone.
“‘Information’ is a breakup song,” she continues. “It’s about not understanding the situation. With social networks these days, everyone needs to know everything, all the time. But the problem is, people are so used to short snippets of information that no one has any attention span any more. I don’t, anyway. It’s about a quest to know everything.”
The clip was directed by photographer Eliot Lee Hazel, and the EP is out today on Cherrytree/Interscope.