Cebu-based indie sensation Coloura has unleashed their highly awaited sophomore EP, “Love and Influence,” via Melt Records. Dive into a musical revelation with five tracks that transport you back to the colorful era of ’80s pop and 2000s electro-pop/rock. Discover the band’s eclectic influences and their dedication to crafting a unique sound that defies genre boundaries.
In a collective statement, the band expresses, “Our music draws inspiration from pop, rock, and electronic genres, but for this EP, we embraced what felt comfortable and fun for us. We’re thrilled to hear people’s thoughts on this musical journey.”
The EP is a testament to Coloura’s versatility and boundless creativity, showcasing a unique story and distinct musical experience in each track. Led by Jake Russell Relacion, the band members have poured their hearts and souls into this project, pushing the boundaries of their craft.
According to the band, “Love and Influence” covers a spectrum of romantic themes, exploring mutual love, obsession, self-love, and acceptance. Jake penned most of the tracks, with bassist Rob contributing the hook/chorus of the lead single “Ecstasy.” The recently released single delves into intense, trance-like emotions experienced when infatuated with someone, offering a nostalgic journey into the feeling of being overly in love.
Coloura’s music is a delightful fusion of pop, rock, and electronic elements, reflecting each member’s unique musical background. Their journey began with the 2019 release of “Losing My Mind,” echoing influences from The 1975’s post-punk attitude and the sonically driven sounds of new wave and post-grunge. The EP gained recognition in Cebu and beyond, leading to appearances alongside notable bands like Mandaue Nights and Thinking Chair.
In 2022, Coloura continued to defy expectations with their debut EP, “In Between,” featuring standout tracks like “Drive and Meet You,” “First Time,” and “Let This Go.” Now, with “Love and Influence,” Coloura invites you to groove along to infectious melodies and catchy rhythms, marking a new chapter in their musical evolution.
Experience the vibrant world of Coloura and join the musical journey that transcends genres. Listen to “Love and Influence” now, and let the captivating sounds of this indie quartet leave an enduring mark on your musical soul.
Coloura’s 5-track EP, Love and Influence is out now on all digital/streaming platforms worldwide via Melt Records.