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Discovering The Colour You: Your Soundtrack To The Perfect Escape

Discovering The Colour You: Your Soundtrack To The Perfect Escape

The Colour You is an up-and-coming alternative rock band from Baton Rogue ready to break into the big leagues in nothing short of an epic way. Their dynamic debut single entitled Set Me Free has just been issued, complete with an intriguing video destined to garner the band a good deal of attention.  A compelling mix of hard rock and infectious pop dynamics render The Colour Wild crucial listening for all types of music fans.  Highwire Daze Online recently interviewed vocalist Julian Comeau (formerly of American Avenue) to discuss the origins of The Colour You, the dazzling new single and video Set Me Free, future happenings for the band, donuts, bagels, and other topics of intrigue. Read on to discover your soundtrack to the perfect auditory escape…

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in The Colour You, and how long the band has been together.
Hi!, My name is Julian Comeau and I sing in The Colour You. TCY formed in mid/late 2016. I knew our guitarist Bemo Barnett through one of our mutual friends, and Bemo also produced a few cover tracks that I was a part of a while back. He sent me a few instrumental demos that he had been working on and just asked me to feel them out. Long story short I was on a plane the next week.

Where is the band based out of and what is the local music scene like there?
We’re based out of Baton Rouge, LA. The music scene in Louisiana is pretty diverse, you’ve got tons of awesome heavy bands and great pop-driven acts as well, but we separate ourselves by blending that pop vibe with the heavy sound.

Is there any overall story or concept behind the new single Set Me Free?
We all can dream of finding that perfect escape from what’s holding us down or keeping us back, and sometimes we find that in the people around us. Set Me Free is the story of essentially finding that escape in a relationship, but not knowing if it’s truly meant to be.

Photo Credit: Sidney Lee Lopez

Who directed the video for Set Me Free and what was it like working with them?
The video was directed by our good friend Sidney Lee Lopez. We love working with Lee! He’s always had a vision for exactly what we wanted to achieve with the track. He pitched us an idea and we just let him run with it and didn’t try to think too much about it; was an absolute blast.

What was the most difficult aspect of doing a video for Set Me Free?
I guess I’d have to say not getting kicked out of the hotel we rented to shoot the video, haha. It was a higher-end place in downtown Baton Rouge and they had tight security at all the entrances and wanted a guest list (3 person maximum) for the room, and the ONLY elevator, which required a key card to activate, was directly beside the front desk. So you can imagine sneaking in all the camera gear and about 9 people up to the room was tough to say the least, hahaha. Good times!

Select any other The Colour You song and what inspired the lyrics?
We have one song called “Love This Way”. It’s about how and why people question their relationships. We’ve all dealt with issues like overthinking and doubting how genuine the other persons intentions really are.

How is close is The Colour You to writing and recording an EP or full-length album?
We don’t want to give too much away, but we’ve been working behind the scenes for a while. You’ll be hearing a whole lot more from us soon, promise!

What could one expect from a live The Colour You show?
Passion. We put a lot of time and effort into making sure that we deliver a great live set every show, and we prove it when we step on stage.

If The Colour You could open for any band either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
That’s a tough one…30 Seconds To Mars. Not only are they so influential to us, but they seem like genuinely great dudes that we’d love to tour with.

If the music of The Colour You was a donut, what kind would it be and why?
I’m more of a bagel man myself, can I pick a bagel? I’m goin’ with a jalapeño bagel. Jalapeño bagels are awesome.

What’s up next for The Colour You?
Keep your eyes and ears on the lookout, we’ve got a ton of music coming out over the next few weeks and we’re working on something big!

Any final words of wisdom?
Never be afraid to try something new. We all have to evolve and adapt with our surroundings, don’t be afraid of change! Also … Definitely eat a jalapeño bagel if you haven’t had one yet.

(Interview by Ken Morton)

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