“Colourful Rain”, taken from the upcoming EP Bones and Machinations, is the new single from Danish duo SWEET TEMPEST, to be released on the 17th of March via Cicada. Written, produced and mixed by the duo of Julian Winding and Luna Kira (whose soundtrack to the 2016 film The Neon Demon has well over 1 million views on Youtube), SWEET TEMPEST have already racked up hundreds of thousands of plays online with loyal support from influential Youtube channel ElectroPosé and tastemaker publications such as Wonderland, GAFFA, Indie Shuffle and JaJaJa amongst others, not to mention appearances at high-profile festivals such as VEGA in Copenhagen and performing in support of pop singer Fallulah, the duo is certainly an act to keep a close eye on in 2017.
“Colourful Rain” is set to further enhance SWEET TEMPEST’s reputation for crafting gorgeous, polished dream pop music. The track begins with a loose, loungy feel, the vocals riding the relaxed groove as Luna seductively sings, “It’s alright, just take your time/It’s sweet on your tongue, boy/So don’t be shy.” The pitch-perfect 60s flavour of the song takes off in the spacey, reverb-drenched chorus: a beautiful, delicate refrain that is both catchy and wistful all at once.
Speaking about the track, SWEET TEMPEST reflect: “‘Colourful Rain’ was written in the same way most of our songs are written. We sat down and got serious, really went for it and didn’t feel what we were making. Then Julian pulled out his mini keyboard and we started improvising in the kitchen. Luna threw some melodies on it, and before we knew it we had a song. It seems that whenever we focus on a particular direction, we hit a wall, but when we decide to relax and just let circumstances sweep us away, we get exactly what we’re looking for. The song is about enjoying life to the fullest with a loved one, regardless of whether they exist or not.”
Citing Rhye, Tom Waits and the Beach Boys as influences, SWEET TEMPEST have been favourably compared to the Cocteau Twins, Beach House and Au Revoir Simone. They draw inspiration from the adventurous aspects of everyday life to produce expertly-crafted pop music that sways along dreamily, yet contains many emotional nuances, fuelling sharp, sweet feelings of longing and nostalgia.
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 17th March
EP RELEASE DATE: 7th April
LABEL: Cicada Music