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Over the weekend, German rockers Milky Chance shared an acoustic version of their latest single, Colorado. The track marks the duos first fully independent release on their own Muggelig Records label.
Touching on their earlier acoustic influences, the track recontexualizes the punk-based song into a gritty guitar-led rendition, arriving alongside an official visual. 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.”
Colorado is out now! Watch the visual below.