Companion Share Debut Single “How Could I Have Known”

Companion—the Fort Collins, CO-based duo of identical twin sisters Sophia and Jo Babb—today share their debut single “How Could I Have Known,” alongside its accompanying video, directed by Jo and shot by Rahul Chakraborty. The warm, delicate, and indelibly melodic song gives thanks to the unknown forces that bring people together, while acknowledging that those same forces may take people away, and meditates on the permanence of impermanence.

“I started writing ‘How Could I Have Known’ at the beginning of my first autumn in northern Colorado,” explains Sophia. “I quickly learned that fall is a fleeting, beautifully short time in the mountains. It takes just a few blustery days for all the yellow aspen leaves to give way to bare trees, snowfall, and early sunsets. At the time, I was engaged to my now husband. He was dealing with some concerning medical issues, and I developed an over-awareness of how quickly I could never see him again. Having lost family members without warning in the past, I became anxiously aware that just as soon as he came into my life, he could leave it, too. Though this thought, at its core, is a very scary one, when I looked beyond the fear of losing something I held so dearly, I could see the incredible gift it is to have something to hold dear in the first place. I showed Jo the beginnings of the song, and we finished it together in an afternoon.”

Of the video, Chakraborty adds: “We came to Fort Collins with some wardrobe, a camera and lenses. We filmed with an anamorphic lens and lit our scenes with mostly raw, natural lighting and our set became the whole city. It was a wonderful time spent with best friends and incredible music.”