Colatura – “King Kalm”


“King Kalm” is a melodic rocker from Brooklyn-based trio Colatura, the lead single from their upcoming debut full-length, out early next year. The initial showing of breezy guitar jangles and relaxed vocals craft an accessibly hypnotic sound, perked up thereafter by plucky guitars and a warming brassy punctuation. The chorus contrasts enjoyably with the swaying verses, adding melodic vibrancy — “Lie awake / You wish that you could heal what’s wrong.” “King Kalm” speaks effectively to the anxiety-reducing capabilities of music in its creative process and themes.

The band elaborates on the track below:

“Suspended in dreamy synth tones and undulating guitar lines, King Kalm is about leaning on vices to shield yourself from the anxieties of everyday life. Flipping the image of the rampaging monster King Kong on its head, King Kalm is the tragic antihero longing to find a calm place amongst the chaos that is the outside world and the inside of our own heads. In Colatura specifically, we all struggle with anxiety, and for us writing music together is one of the ways we mitigate it.”

“King Kalm” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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