Illusions By “Gone To Color”

Illusions By "Gone To Color" is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's self-titled release, out October 15, 2021
Illusions By "Gone To Color" is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Gone To Color has shared their latest single “Illusions,” from the forthcoming self-titled debut album, out Oct. 15. The song features guest vocals from Ade Blackburn of Liverpool band Clinic. The song also features contributions from Pat Sansone of Wilco, Luke Reynolds of Guster, Brian Deck and Richard Devine.

“We have been fans of Ade Blackburn and Clinic for a long time. The texture of “Illusions” is dense, so knowing when not to sing was crucial and required an experienced vocalist like Ade who masterfully maneuvers through the landscape. The lyrics and the “speech-like” melodic aspects of the vocal match the aesthetic of the music, which is metallic and dystopian in nature.” -Gone to Color

Gone to Color is an experimental rock/electronic music duo originally formed in Cincinnati and currently coexisting in Atlanta and Washington D.C. Core members Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim frequently use the collaborative space to explore their songwriting with other artists.

Gone To Color’s debut album includes Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack and Tricky collaborator), Pat Sansone of Wilco, Richard Devine, Angus Andrew of Liars, Ade Blackburn of Clinic, and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. The record was co-produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Grandaddy) with additional engineering from John McEntire (Tortoise).

“ILLUSIONS” (CREDITS):

Bass, Guitar -Luke Reynolds
Drums -Brian Deck
Engineer -Brian Deck
Engineer (Additional) -Shane Hendrickson, John McEntire
Guitars -Luke Reynolds, Pat Sansone
Keyboards/Synthesizers -Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Keyboards (Additional) -Luke Reynolds
Piano, Rhodes -Matt Heim
Programming -Gone to Color, Brian Deck
Programming (Additional) -Richard Devine
Vocals -Ade Blackburn
Written by -Ade Blackburn, Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Single Cover Photograph -Patrick Joust
Design -Simen Røyseland
Mixed by -Brian Deck
Mastered by -Mike Marsh
Produced by -Gone to Color and Brian Deck
Gone To Color is -Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker

LYRICS

“ILLUSIONS”

Place your bets tonight, with no regrets tonight for you
Soon you’ll be amazed at what you’d contemplate
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Bob-a-job on the till, funny farms to the gill
What an illusion, just an illusion to enjoy
In the wiles, to the gill
Openings for you, openings for me to enjoy
Doused in aftershave, you should learn to behave
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Row your boat ashore, plenty to explore
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Bob-a-job on the til, funny farms to the gill
What an illusion, just an illusion to enjoy
In the wiles, to the gills
Openings for you, openings for me to enjoy
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying pan
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying pan

Gone To Color
Gone To Color
Self-Released
Track List:

1. The 606
feat. Jessie Stein
2. Dissolved
feat. Martina Topley-Bird
3. Redok (instrumental)
4. Illusions
feat. Ade Blackburn
5. Just Smile
feat. Kurt Wagner
6. Suicide
feat. Angus Andrew
7. Voyeur Nation
feat. Carson Cox
8. Blur
feat. Jessie Stein