Photography by Kat Collings
The arrival of a debut album is a momentous occasion, one that London’s jazz-electronic quartet respair have marked with their breathtaking musical work, “Colours.” The word “respair” is a rare and obsolete term, drawn from Latin roots meaning “again” and “hope.” Yet, in the hands of this talented ensemble, the word takes on a new life, offering more than just a glimmer of hope.
“Colours” is a sensitive composition that weaves together the soulful strains of jazz, the electronic pulse of pop, and the grandeur of classical music. It’s a track that gets under your skin, bringing the room to life with its mesmerizing blend of soothing vocals, and intense feelings. They tell: “Colours is a mesmerising mix of cold electronics, warm vocals and raw emotion that creates a buoyant pulse and a mood that is subtly optimistic. The song explores vulnerability, opening up and being at peace – effortlessly moving from soaring beats to lush piano sounds. Whilst the song has a conversational, even revelatory tone – it is actually a dialogue with oneself, a moment of introspection, inner freedom and enjoying the act of being your true self.”
This song is just a taste of what’s to come from respair’s upcoming EP, “The Original Colour of the Sun,” set to be released later this year.
Enjoy the song below: