Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘The Cell,’ Talk in Colour

Published March 12, 2014

ABOVE: TALK IN COLOUR

“Let go—don’t take it all on yourself,” Talk in Colour vocalist Mary Erskine gently urges on the UK electro-pop quintet’s new single, “The Cell.” But it’s not quite that easy. Laced with warm, distorted guitar lines, unconventional electronic percussive elements, and Erskine’s melodic vocals, the song deals in equal parts in wonder and anxiety. We’re pleased to premiere it here.

“The song is in some ways about trying to understand processes that are both integral to something’s existence but at the the same time totally uncontrollable and inexplicable. It was inspired by illness, and the line between feeling at one with your own body and feeling as though you are a stranger in your own skin,” Erskine explains. “Musically, we wanted to create something with lots of autonomous parts that cut across each other and intertwine. hopefully this creates a track that has the fluidity to wash over you but on closer listen reveals more complex relationships and interplay.”

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