Washington, D.C. indie pop band Color Palette consisting of band members Jay Nemeyer, Joshua Hunter, Matt Hartenau, Rogerio Naressi, and Maryjo Mattea released their latest single “Dark Days.” Color Palette has been featured in NME magazine, USA Today, and on NPR. Their first full length album “Vaporwave” was released in 2016. They have opened for well-known artists such as Charli XCX and are planning to release their second full length album next year.
The song’s intro sets the tone, giving it a beat that causes anticipation as if alerting the listener, eventually morphing into a more mellow, steady sound throughout the rest of the song. The message that the song gives to the listener is one of the band beginning to change and prepare for the dark days ahead of them. The way that the song is constructed through the band’s usage of machine gun hi-hats and fuzz guitar encapsulates the sounds of a dystopian like world that they are having to become a part of through outside forces they cannot control. Because of this, the listener knows what the band’s future will be like and that they will have to survive in this dystopia alone though they don’t want to, stating that you’re “born alone, die alone, nobody wants to have to fight at all.”
Go and listen to Color Palette’s latest single “Dark Days” on their social platforms and their full-length album alongside as we wait for their next album in 2019!
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