The Colourist by The Colourist on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Orange County, California’s The Colourist throw a British ‘U’ into their name for international flavor. Anyone who’s heard the Lido EP and/or the singles “Little Games” and “Fix This” has an excellent idea of what to expect from the quartet’s self-titled debut album. Produced by Carlos de la Garza, whose production work includes Paramore and Tegan and Sara, The Colourist crackles with hyper-driven beats from singer-drummer Maya Tuttle and vibrant, flashy keyboards from Justin Wagner. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Castilla works with Tuttle to keep the melodies moving and with bassist Kollin Johannsen locking down the bottom end, songs like “We Won’t Go Home,” “Never Want the Night to End” and “Say You Need Me” capture the feel of eternal youth with a sound that challenges their touring contemporaries — Panic! At the Disco, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Naked and the Famous — to work that much harder to deliver songs with the Colourists’ level of intensity. Even a gentler tune like “Stray Away,” with angelic backing choirs and heavily-reverbed male-female harmonies, purrs with confidence and youthful determination. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Orange County, California’s The Colourist throw a British ‘U’ into their name for international flavor. Anyone who’s heard the Lido EP and/or the singles “Little Games” and “Fix This” has an excellent idea of what to expect from the quartet’s self-titled debut album. Produced by Carlos de la Garza, whose production work includes Paramore and Tegan and Sara, The Colourist crackles with hyper-driven beats from singer-drummer Maya Tuttle and vibrant, flashy keyboards from Justin Wagner. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Castilla works with Tuttle to keep the melodies moving and with bassist Kollin Johannsen locking down the bottom end, songs like “We Won’t Go Home,” “Never Want the Night to End” and “Say You Need Me” capture the feel of eternal youth with a sound that challenges their touring contemporaries — Panic! At the Disco, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Naked and the Famous — to work that much harder to deliver songs with the Colourists’ level of intensity. Even a gentler tune like “Stray Away,” with angelic backing choirs and heavily-reverbed male-female harmonies, purrs with confidence and youthful determination. 

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About The Colourist

Based out of Southern California, Orange County pop confectioners the Colourist specialize in hook-filled, ebullient indie pop/rock in the vein of Matt & Kim, Foster the People, Phoenix, and Passion Pit. Formed around the talents of ex-Paper Thin Walls guitarist/vocalist Adam Castilla and drummer/vocalist Maya Tuttle, along with keyboard player Justin Wagner and bass player Kollin Johannsen, the quartet spent 2011 and early 2012 honing their live skills with the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Grouplove before heading into the studio to lay down tracks for their debut EP, the Republic-issued Lido, which included their Hype Machine-fueled hit online single, "Little Games." The band's self-titled debut LP followed in early 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Orange County, CA

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