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The Colts have recorded their most “pop” album to date and it’s their “pre-COVID love letter to the world”.
The British rock band have announced that their seventh studio album ‘Life Is Yours’ – the sequel to 2019’s ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ – will be released on June 17.
The band – made up of frontman Yannis Philippakis, drummer Jack Bevan and guitarist Jimmy Smith – previewed the record with recent single “2am” and last year’s “Wake Me Up”, and now they’ve teased that fans can expect an LP full of dance-influenced tracks and a record that has a definite pop feel to their previous efforts, which is needed after coronavirus lockdowns brought live music to a halt.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on Wednesday evening (02.03.22), Jack said: “We’re really excited to have it come out. We were doing it during the pandemic last year. and it was sort of our love letter to the pre-COVID world.
“We were basically writing the record we wanted to hear before things reopened and now we’re so excited for it to come out. I think it’s our most fun record, it’s really dance- y and really pop and really fun.”
Guitarist Jimmy insists there was no pre-agreed plan by the trio to make a pop-sounding record, it was just the headspace he and Yannis were in when they were writing.
He explained: “I feel like the things we were writing before we got together, especially what I was writing and what Yannis was writing, seemed pretty pop and it seemed to fit the mood we were in. We didn’t want to make a heavy, harsh record, we wanted something uplifting and joyful and it was so much fun to write it.
“Also, we weren’t like, ‘Oh this is pop, let’s not do this, this is obviously what comes out naturally, so let’s go.’
“There’s a simplicity to it, it’s by no means superficial, but that part isn’t forced on you. You can take it or leave it.
The Colts were among the winners of the night, leaving the rowdy ceremony with the Best Music Video award for “Wake Me Up.”