American rock band THE COLOUR YOU was formed a short while ago, back in 2016. Blending not just rock, but hard rock tones to their music, causes a melodic sense to their creativity of music, making a modernized pop element that infuses more to their music. Thus, allowing them to release content, including recent single "Set Me Free". The band goes on to talk about this release and other plans of releasing even more singles and music.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band was formed in 2016 by guitarist Bemo Barnett (ex-Cane Hill). Bemo knew Robbie (ex-Favorite Weapon) from growing up in the local scene and also touring together so he was one of the first people asked to join. Julian was connected through a mutual friend in Los Angeles and was sent a few demos and fell in love with the project; he hopped on a plane to Louisiana a week later and we’ve been grinding since.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
The band name actually came from a lyric we had in an old song of ours. The style was a bit different then, and as the songs we started writing past that point we’re changing we felt it was time to maybe replace the name as well; that lyric just kind of popped out at us and we thought it would be cool as a name.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Baton Rouge, LA. The scene here has had its ups and downs but is seeming like it’s starting to thrive a bit. There are plenty of great locals ranging from many different genres that are scattered around the area but some that stick out to us are Traded Moments, Crypt, Daemon Grimm, Ventruss, In Reverie, and Event Horizon.
4. How would you describe your style?
A rock band with a dash of pop influence.
5. You recently released the video for your new single "Set Me Free"— where did you find the inspiration for the fun track?
Musically the song idea kind of sparked from listening to "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails on the way to the studio that day. The song just kind of fell into place once we got started.
6. What would you say the track means to you?
Love is a bitch, haha. IDK, everyone needs saving; the song is about wanting to be saved even at the downfall of the person you’re infatuated with.
7. What was it like shooting the video? Do you have an idea as to what the next single and or video will be for the follow-up track?
Shooting the video was sick. We had an absolute blast working with Sidney Lee Lopez on it. We’ve already filmed a video for our next single with Lee as well. This is the track were probably most eager to get out simply just because on the "pop" side of our record, this next song is the most pop influence. It will be interesting to see how the fans were gaining off of this release will react.
8. Where does the "Set Me Free", track come from, as far as an upcoming release is concerned here.
We can tell you that it is a part of a full-length record we're completing. Announcements all in good time. ;)
9. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Just keep pushing forward and releasing content. We all have personal goals we’d like to achieve with this project and we’re ready to see how far we can take it.
10. Would you like to say anything else before wrapping this up!
Everything you need to know is on our website (www.thecolouryou.com)!