Image: Anthony Molina
Milky Chance are back, heating up the airwaves with their new single, Colorado. The release marks the duos first first fully independent release on their own Muggelig Records label.
Entering the sonic realm of punk sounds, the track swaps out their earlier acoustic reggae and folk influences for indie-rock grit, built upon interlocking guitar and synthesized hooks. Conceptually, Colorado takes the lingering painful emotions post-breakup, attempting to push them away and transcend into happiness.
“It honestly felt like the early days all over again,” says vocalist and guitarist Clemens Rehbein, speaking of the new music the duo have been working on. “Without any schedules or deadlines, we were back to making music just for ourselves, free to experiment and take risks and have fun with it.”
“If there’s a silver lining to the past year,” says bassist and percussionist Phillipp Dausch, “it’s been the chance to take our sound to places we might never otherwise have gone. You can get tunnel vision being constantly on the road, but having a break like this really gave us a fresh perspective on things.”
The release arrives alongside a bonkers visual, where we follow the duo on their nightshift as bellhoppers at small town hotel, taking on mundane everyday situaltions, whilst also encountering a cult, a man hunting for treasure, and more unlikely figures.
Colorado is out now! Watch the visual below.