here is the sublime et epic title track, Losing Colour from the recently disbanded London-based indie/guitar pop outfit Stricken City off their last album "Losing Colour" (2011).
"and you opened the cage and let it out /
you opened the cage and you let it out /
you opened the cage / I allowed it out /
I won't come back / many phases in life..."
Losing Colour is the closing track from the new/final Stricken City album et one can't help but feel a sense of epic finality, there is simultaneous weight et release, swelling euphoria, cathartic unloading, maturity et self-awareness to the track, musically et lyrically. so Losing Colour acts as a startlingly poignant summation to the bands short but memorable career, they will be sorely missed, i'm curious to see/hear what the uber-talented songstress Rebekah Raa will do next. but for now we have this incredible swan song from a wonderful album, so turn it up LOUD, lie back et let the music envelop you!
MP3: Losing Colour
here is the first single off the album which originally featured on the "Animal Festival" EP (2010).
MP3: Animal Festival
et here's a great track off their debut album "Songs About People I Know" (2009), it shows Stricken City's raw, manic energy, infectious basslines, fuzzed out jangly guitar hooks et swaggering vocals.
check out the stunning video for Losing Colour directed by Dan Sully. Rebekah Raa's performance is amazing, this is a wonderfully realised video.
et here is the great video for Animal Festival directed by Phil Sharp & Stricken City.
the "Losing Colour" album is available from Stricken City's band camp page, there is a limited edition cd in an attractive 7" size package which has been printed on recycled card, 300 copies only world wide, so be quick. it is also available as a digital download, et you can have a listen to the album too!
you can find Stricken City here: myspace | lastfm | strickencity | thekorarecords | facebook