I was down in Philadelphia, PA for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic with my boy Abdul and had been busy running around to the point that i hadn’t had a whole lot of time to work on anything blog-related – but more on that later. In the meantime, let’s get to the point at hand …
The Chicago, IL-based band Secret Colours released both their self-titeld debut and their sophomore effort Peach as a sextet; however, after the release of Peach, the band went through a massive lineup change, leaving the band’s two founding members, Tommy Evans (guitar and vocals, who I have interviewed for the site; and Justin Fredererick (drums) as the only original members of the band. New members, Eric Hehr (bass) and Mike Novak (guitar), were recruited and the band’s overall sound went through a bit of a change of sonic direction — both as the natural course of things, and as a necessity.
When the Chicago, IL-based Secret Colours released their debut, self-titled effort and their sophomore effort Peach last year, they were a sextet, which is a somewhat unusual setup for most indie rock bands. But between those releases and the announcement of the band’s two albums they’ll be releasing this year, Positive Distractions Part 1 and Positive Distractions Part 2, the band has gone through a massive lineup change, leaving the band’s two founding members Tommy Evans (vocals, guitar) and Justin Frederick (drums) as the only original members of the band. And with the band now emerging as quartet with the addition of new members, Eric Hehr (bass) and Mike Novak (guitar), the band’s overall sound went through a bit of a change of sonic direction both as the natural course of things, and as a necessity – and the end result was the band’s Positive Distractions Part 1 and Positive Distractions Part 2.
“Take It Slow” is the latest single off of Positive Distractions 1, and it’s arguably one of the album’s most subtle songs, as it slowly unfolds towards the listener in a dreamy and breezy fashion – and yet it manages to possess a quiet, understated beauty.
The official video for he song is shot in a rather cinematic an lustrous black and white and follows the band as they were recording material from the new efforts and while on tour– and in some way it may give you a little bit of a sense of their live set.