Gang Colours, aka Will Ozanne, has announced the release of his new single 'Invisible In Your City', the first - and title track - to come from his forthcoming stunning second album 'Invisible In Your City', released through Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings on September 16th.
A bold statement of a song, and a perfect introduction to the new record, 'Invisible In Your City' is a pretty ballad founded upon Ozanne's use of multi-tracked vocals, disheveled by shards of white noise. "I guess ultimately it's ('Inside In Your City') about struggling with the human condition no matter what your background, whether there sits a golden crown or a scruffy beggar's cap upon on your head - we all share one mind which we can choose to use for good or evil" says Ozanne.
Eighteen months have passed since Gang Colours' debut album 'The Keychain Collection' seduced the Worldwide underground with its wistful, beguiling blend of the organic and the electronic. The album 'Invisible In Your City' finds the Botley [Southampton] resident blossoming as a singer-songwriter, completing his metamorphosis from bedroom production prodigy into a confidently creative and adept songwriter.
The framework for the album is founded on the personal challenge of writing 10 songs in 10 days: inspired by the vocal production of the Beach Boys and Queen, and more spiritually by the likes of The Undertones and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. "Dizzee's 'Fix Up Look Sharp', Paul Young's 'Love Of The Common People' and 'Only You' by Yaz. these are tracks that I often try to emulate in my own little way," says Ozanne on the writing of the album.
Spanning ten tracks, 'Invisible In Your City' is as richly textured as its predecessor, but it's a more self-assured record by an artist growing into his songwriting skin and rising in confidence all the time. An incredible album by an ever-evolving and inventive artist, 'Invisible In Your City' is an exciting and accomplished follow-up to an acclaimed debut.
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