Los Angeles/San Fran product Koda is one lucky SOB for getting to split time between those amazing coastal cities, but he’s also a tremendous songwriter. Last month he released “New Blood,” a chillingly dark number which lulls you into submission before opening up a can of bombast on you for the chorus.

Koda has his usually cryptic and minimal lyrics on display here. After a third of a minute of silence to open the song, he starts making opaque allusions to a beast awakening inside him. The whole song feels like it was cut from the diary of Dexter Morgan. Speaking of which, it’s a shame they canceled that show, because this track would have been perfect for a trailer. Listen to the track below and stick around afterwards to read through the lyrics (use of a Michael C. Hall voice whilst doing so is highly recommended).



Always great hearing new music from this bro. Can’t wait for his next offerings. You can pick up “New Blood” now.

Our parting gift to you today is the lyrics to “New Blood” by Koda.

There's A Beast Awakening
Tuggin At My Feet
And It Wont Be Satisfied
Till Its Taken Me

Theres A Cold Wind Blowin
Rattling The Trees
And I Wont Be Satisfied
Till They Know Its Me

They’ll Be
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me

I’m A Darkness Growing
I’m A Violent Sea
When I Come And Cut You Down
You’ll Know It’s Me

In The Eye Of Reckoning
Everyone Is A Sheep
But I've Become The Lions Mouth
(So) Settle In My Teeth

They’ll Be
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me

Fate Holds You
Like An Ugly Noose

The Way You Choose
Was It Worth Dying For

They’ll Be
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me
New Blood On Me


About Calvin Paradise

Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.