Colourshop – “Florence”


A beautifully unfolding new single from Colourshop, “Florence” engages with its vivid lyricism and thematic emphasis on beauty’s intrinsic, rather than utilitarian, power. The Italian-born, London-based songwriter conjures a sound that’s inviting and layered, fondly reminiscent of Jens Lekman on this alluring track. Colourshop will be promoting by embarking on a bike tour from Anagni to Barcelona, where the track was recorded, and produced by Jason Boshoff and Oscar Garcia Bragado.

Tender guitars and warming vocals paint a scenic picture to start, illustrating a walk through the city of Florence: “This summer breeze I am breathing, by the window, looking down from the central square, I see now someone singing his heart out.” The frolicking guitar strums and harmonious vocal progression thereafter enchant, crafting a balmy and hypnotic allure, as the vocals behold “the beauty all around me.” A moving success from Colourshop, “Florence” artfully conveys the intrinsic nature of beauty, set against the namesake city’s beauty.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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