London quartet Colouring release a new single — entitled “The Wave” — today via all digital service providers. The track is the second to be released from the band’s upcoming EP, due from Interscope Records summer 2017.
“Aside from the melody I was really dragging my feet and unsure what direction to take the sound in this one,“ says Colouring’s singer and chief songwriter Jack Kenworthy on “The Wave.” “We had a feel for what it was but it wasn’t moving me at that point. The rest of the band felt it needed a mellow approach and it really came to life when we started recording them on it. So I can thank the rest of the boys for making it stick out! Throughout the recording process we were referencing the first Velvet Underground record and songs like U2’s ‘With Or Without You’.”
The group is currently opening for The 1975 on their ongoing North American tour. Full tour dates below:
5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
5/6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
5/7 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
5/9 – Kansas City, MS – Starlight Theatre
5/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/12 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/15 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/17 – St Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
5/19 – Lancaster, PA – Pinewood Bowl Auditorium
5/22 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
5/23 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
5/25 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
5/26 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean Drapeau
5/28 – Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
5/30 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
5/31 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
6/3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
“The Wave” and “Heathen”, released in March, follow on the heels of Colouring’s debut EP Symmetry, which was released in December. Four out of its five tracks have racked up over 500K streams on Spotify, while the band’s haunting reinvention of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” has crossed the one million mark. Another track, “Everything Has Grown,” was recently heard on The Vampire Diaries.
Colouring’s work has a wide-eyed relatability, whether Kenworthy is exploring elation, obsession, or even melancholy over a swirl of lush house rhythm, post-dubstep atmosphere, art rock eclecticism, and sticky hooks. Influences include Coldplay and U2, supporters include fellow British bands The 1975, The Range, and The Japanese House (whom they recently supported on tour in the U.K.), and collaborators include Luca Buccellati (Tei Shi), Joel Pott (Shura, Mabel), and Robin Hannibal (Rhye).