Birmingham trio The Good Water return with ‘Colours’

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Birmingham psych-rockers The Good Water are back once again with their new single ‘Colours’.

The new track from the 6Music-approved trio offers up 60s west coast harmonies and Beatles-esque retro-rock. This is alongside catchy grooves and melodies coming from those 80s pop guitars.

“Colours is a trip through a lucid dream,” explains frontman Rob Clements. “With kaleidoscope patterns floating down from the sky, and a perpetual feeling of elation. This song is all about obscuring reality whenever possible, and the inevitability of being humbled by our oneness with the universe.”

The single is a follow up on the rock grooves and nimble riffs of ‘Tell Me What To Do’. A song that isn’t highly rated (at a 4.6), but only has two user ratings. Now, we’d hardly call that a true reflection of the band’s capabilities.

‘Colours’ is quite similar to the previous track in its retro guitar tones and lighting piano ballads that gives the band’s its trademark touch. I’d like to see The Good Water still keep that rigidness, but break away from their usual sound by adding a different twist.

Listen below and leave your rating now.

Good

  • Strong rhythm
  • Catchy alt pop

Bad

  • Experiment more with sound

Summary

'Colours' is the latest track from the 6Music-approved trio offers up 60s west coast harmonies and Beatles-esque retro-rock alongside catchy indie-pop grooves and melodies.
6.5

ICM Rating

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