SINGLE REVIEW: Basement – “Summer’s Colour”

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Artist: Basement
Song: “Summer’s Colour”
Album: Further Sky EP
Label: Run For Cover Records

The beginning chords to Basement’s surprise single “Summer’s Colour” is a feeling of humbling invitation, providing a backdrop for the beginning summer season. I could write for hours on my feelings about the band’s return to music, but I surmise that it is a best fit for this band for me to neglect much of the social aspects of their surprise return and stick with the music.

Beginning with bright chords that eventually lead us into the full return of the much missed Basement, “Summer’s Colour” is the perfect culmination of direction found on colourmeinkindness, to the returning exceptional ear for melody and songwriting. Boasting the band’s best vocals yet (I mean it), and a varied approach on guitar, “Summer’s Colour” is both respectful, yet fresh. When the track begins its vocal sweep of swooning and drone melodies, the song begins to steadily increase in energy and atmosphere, with all points of musicianship colliding in an energetically restrained chorus.

One of the most exciting things about “Summer’s Colour” appears to me as a newer variation in guitar work. Basement’s past releases have all done very well in the string department, but “Summer’s Colour” boasts some new techniques, a grander texture of sounds, and richer tones. If this is any indication of what is to come, colour me excited.

With the Further Sky EP set to come around late July, I anxiously await to hear what other new outputs Basement have created. With a total of two new tracks and a cover of “Animal Nitrate,” Further Sky is set to tide us over until Basement embarks on their welcome back tour, as well as the inevitable third full-length. Until then, “Summer’s Colour” is the perfect interlude to the next stage in Basement’s existence, and I am more than happy to be a part of it.

Written by Drew Caruso – Follow him on Twitter.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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