Real life has rarely sounded so pretty, but blooming indie-pop group The Colourist has certainly made a colorful splash with its single "Little Games," the first off of freshman EP Lido. While the lyrics are understated and low-key, the delivery couldn't be more exhilarating: the drums hit hard as Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle's vocals spiral around each other in a hate/love affair. (Note how the video below exemplifies this, elegant fixtures and gorgeous pastel shades being smashed into oblivion. I'm a sucker for any group that can give me some good imagery to work with, and this group delivers it in spades.) The instrumentation, too, is ready for morning radio, a blissful blend of subtle guitar strokes and M83-esque synth squiggles. With no shortage of aspiring indie-pop stars, it takes a lot to stand out, but The Colourist is coming out swinging: "Little Games" is a sparkly, stadium-sized tune that doesn't drown out the heartache, and it gives me hope that this group will take off in the very near future.
You can find more on The Colourist and purchase its debut Lidohere.