Graham Colton~A Must See Performance!
In Columbus, Ohio for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
FEBRUARY 17TH , 7 p.m AT “THE BASEMENT”
(391 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215; got to www.ticketmaster.com for tickets)
GRAHAM COLTON NEW ALBUM RECORDED WITH FLAMING LIPS
Listen to some of Graham’s music at: http://www.popmatters.com/post/178212-graham-colton-lonely-ones-album-stream-premiere/
You could say that Graham Colton has pursued a career plan less taken: Starting out early on with chart-topping success, tour dates with the likes of Counting Crows and Dave Matthews Band, and prime late-night TV performances, Colton left a major-label existence behind to follow a different path with his more recent work, relying on his own creative instincts and a Kickstarter campaign to realize them. As Colton describes the career trajectory that led him to his new self-released album Lonely Ones, “When I started to think about this new record, it had a lot to do with overcoming fear of working outside my comfort zone and what was expected. I had a great run being on the label and had some amazing experiences, but I knew moving forward I had to take a new step and rediscover the feeling I had when I first started writing and creating music.”
Nearly five years since his break with major label Universal Music — a relationship that spanned four years, two albums and saw Colton perform on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, debut videos on TRL and more – Colton’s new album ”Lonely Ones” marks a huge leap forward, seeing him move away from his singer-songwriter past and into an entirely different direction. After reconnecting with himself as an artist outside the world of major label influence, Colton began collaborating with good friend and fellow Oklahoma City musician Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips. Coyne inspired him to experiment and change the way he looked at the songwriting process.
“Wayne loaned me some keyboards and told me to push buttons and songs would appear,” said Colton. “And they did! It’s amazing what happened when I put the guitar down.”
Colton holed up at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, OK with producers/ bandmates Chad Copelin & Jarod Evans for 18 months to write and record the album. They enlisted Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips) to aide in the early recordings and offer new textures and sounds that Colton wouldn’t otherwise use. The result is ten tracks of lush indie/psych pop gems, each with its own interesting twist. Playful touches like handclaps and la-la-las accent ear-wormy melodies. As the follow-up to 2010’s Pacific Coast Eyes and 2008’s Twenty Something EP, Lonely Ones shows not just growth but almost complete reinvention – an exciting move for an artist who has already seen his share of commercial success. Musically, Lonely Ones runs a wide gamut, veering from synths to guitars to strings, full of psychedelic flourishes and big production. But at its heart: a real sense of melody and plenty of choruses to wrap your head around. Think of it as catchy, thoughtful headphone music.
You can connect with Graham Colton on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grahamcolton.
This is a one~performance~only in our fair city and YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!! Graham is a very talented singer/songwriter and you will absolutely love the show!!
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