“Colorless” is a moody success from Melancolony, the project of Justin Loudermilk, based in Santa Cruz, California. The songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and humanities teacher crafts a strong atmospheric pull with this one.
The jangly guitar tones and chilling, Twin Peaks-esque synth tones open with mystique, building comfortably into the lush vocals amidst thumping bass and slight acoustics. A hypnotic, alluring production is evident throughout, especially when the mysterious brass tones hit in the final moments.
“Colorless” serves as the opening track on Melancolony’s new EP, Dreaming Backwards:
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.