One of Australia’s most dazzling exponents of a dream pop shoegaze oeuvre, Flyying Colours, have just announced their third studio album, ‘You Never Know’, set for release on Friday, 17 March via Poison City / Club AC30. This welcome news is boosted by the release of the first single from the album, entitled ‘Goodbye To Music’.
‘Goodbye To Music’ is a dazzling, shimmering track filled with a rousing delivery, a melancholic tinge and mountainous melodies that scale the highest peaks. Layered, yearning vocals surge gently over dappling guitars with a circular indelible riff and a splashing aquatic rhythm. The poignant lyrics are about the most valuable loss for a musician. Songwriter and guitarist Brodie Brümmer explains:
‘Goodbye to Music’ is about hearing loss. For a period of time I became obsessed with how I had neglected my ears over many years of touring, rehearsing, mixing and recording, and I constantly contemplated what it would be like to say goodbye to music. Writing this song was a way for me to accept that what is done is done, and to manage my own guilt spiral. The guitar parts were circling around my head incessantly for weeks, as was the ringing in my ears, before the words and music came together.
It is really the most glorious return for the band.
The album is available to pre-order through Poison City here and through the link below.
Flyying Colours have also announced a tour to launch the album:
You Never Know
Friday 31 March
The Lansdowne, Sydney
Saturday 1 April
The Bergy Bandroom, Melbourne
Feature Photograph: Jules Valentine