The Colourist Exclusive Album Stream: Listen Now
Listen to the first full-length from this rising California quartet, launching at Billboard.com.
Orange County pop collective the Colourist will release its heavily anticipated self-titled debut album next Tuesday (Mar. 25) through Republic Records, but fans can hear the sumptuous new album in full right now. Listen to "The Colourist," premiering exclusively on Billboard.com, below:
Produced by Carlos de la Garza in California, "The Colourist" pairs previously released singles like "Little Games" and "Fix This" with more brightly colored confections. The Colourist has toured with groups like Panic! at the Disco, Fitz & The Tantrums and Metric, and the quartet's debut full-length evokes the catchiest moments and darker lyrical passages of each of those groups while carrying a singular voice.
"This is the first full-length album any of us have ever made," says vocalist/drummer Maya Tuttle. "We're not career musicians. We're just four friends who love making music together. To get here involved a few grinding years of writing and rehearsing at night in creepy industrial spaces while days were spent making ends meet. Then came the moment where we had to step out of the safety of routine in order to dedicate everything to our music."
"The Colourist" is available for pre-order at iTunes ahead of its official release, and the group continues its current headlining tour on Mar. 21 in Washington D.C. Check out the Colourist's full tour itinerary below:
Mar. 21: Washington, D.C. (U Street Music Hall)
Mar. 22: Philadelphia, Pa. (North Star Bar)
Mar. 24: Boston, Mass. (Great Scott)
Mar. 25: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Rough Trade)
Mar. 26: New York, N.Y. (Mercury Lounge)
Mar. 28: Providence, R.I. (The Met)
Mar. 30: Detroit, Mich. (Pike Room)
Mar. 31: Columbus, Ohio (The Basement)
Apr. 2: Chicago, Ill. (Schubas)
Apr. 3: Kansas City, Mo. (Middle of the Map Festival)
Apr. 4: Minneapolis, Minn. (7th St. Entry)
Apr. 7: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Black Sheep)
Apr. 8: Denver, Colo. (Marquis Theater)
Apr. 9: Salt Lake City, Utah (Kilby Court)
Apr. 11: Seattle, Wash. (Tractor Tavern)
Apr. 12: Portland, Oreg. (Wonder Ballroom)
Apr. 14: Sacramento, Calif. (Harlow's)
Apr. 15: San Francisco, Calif. (Bottom of the Hill)