Yvette Young said the following about the new record:
“There are so many textures and types of songs that it’s a new direction for us. Some of them have a nostalgic feel. Others can be quite heavy. ‘Technicolor‘ traditionally is a technique used to colorize old film. In the same spirit, we’re taking these sounds and developing them. The word encapsulates what we set out to do.”
David Adamiak added:
“The album features more colors in terms of not just the effects, but the songwriting and the rhythms. When you compile everything together, it’s our most diverse body of work yet. We’ve never had vocals with lyrics before. There were some vowels hummed on Currents, but it was gratifying to add Yvette’s voice like this.”
Cold have premiered a new video for their song “Quiet Now.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Things We Can’t Stop.”
Scooter Ward commented:
“I had written the song, ‘Quiet Now,’ for a Cold Army member and dear friend, who had dealt with the loss of a family member during the recording of our new album. A photo was sent to me, of him and his father holding hands while his father was in the hospital… that photograph is what inspired the song. I knew the concept for the video needed to express the intense emotion of the song.
I contacted Patrick Huven from Ghost Motel and filmmaker Alex Schroer to direct and produce the video. I had previously watched their video for a song called ‘Hush‘ that they had created and loved the eeriness of it and their aesthetic. Patrick and I got together on the concept for the video being a mother mourning the loss of her child in solitude. We felt nothing could be more painful… the silence of it all. Not hearing the little sounds of a loved one who is no longer there.
However, the only problem was that he lives in Germany, and the distance would be an obstacle. We ended up shooting the story for the video in Germany and then my part here in the states. I reached out to our dear friend and amazing photographer, Dave Jackson, to film and direct my solo part. We filmed it in his studio in Wisconsin. The end result of the two merging together ended up being seamless and powerful.
With our world now being on lockdown and everyone experiencing their own levels of solitude, and a bit of silence, and with music being the conduit that holds us together, we felt now was the time to release the song. People are going through serious loss because of this on many levels, and music sometimes helps during these moments.
Our hopes are that a song can maybe help people feel not so alone in it all. Our hopes are that with music, perseverance, and the determination that is within us to overcome, things can be somewhat back to normal again soon.
We love you all. Stay healthy and follow the guidelines to ensure your safety. Our hearts are with you.”
Red will be releasing their new album “Declaration” on April 3. You can find a video for “The War We Made” off the effort below:
Michael Barnes commented:
“This album is definitely a statement. There is a lot of raw energy and unfiltered emotion.”
Anthony Armstrong added:
“The album is a culmination of all that we’ve seen and learned, everyone we’ve met and connected with over the past 15 years. All these experiences shaped our approach to making the statement that is this album.”
In other news, the band will also be launching an acoustic livestream on YouTube and Facebook at 9am PDT/12pm EDT on April 3 as well.
Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their new song “Yaad.” You can check that out below:
Karan Katiyar commented:
“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be. I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day. I wanted the video to show the bond between a man and his dog to highlight its message.”
In other news, Bloodywood also recently used money from their “Raj Against The Machine” tour and Patreon to help buy an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation. The new van will “help save the lives of over 27,000 homeless animals in the National Capital Region of India over the next 5 years.”
Blacklite District has premiered a new song titled “Falling.” You can find a lyric video and a “Minecraft” music video for the track below. Blacklite District commented:
“I think that ‘Falling’ is me finding myself as an artist, and you can hear the evolution of my songwriting. I actually broke down into tears while recording the vocals for this track, which was a first for me, and that’s when I knew this song was special. I love the fact that I got to bring so many different influences into this song. It’s a great reference for what’s to come with my official debut album later this year.”
Ill Niño have premiered a new video for their song “Sangre.” You can check that out below. This news comes after drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina were recently cleared to continue under the Ill Niño name. The rest of the band’s current lineup includes: vocalist Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), percussionist Daniel Couto, rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body), and lead guitarist Jes Dehoyos (Sons Of Texas).