FM Video Premiere: NY Indie Darlings Colatura Spend Time at “The Met”

The second single from New York newcomers trio Colatura’s “The Met” is a sunshine-y, dreamily wistful bop off their hotly anticipated debut LP. 
28 October 2021
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By: Vee D

The second single from New York newcomers Colatura’s “The Met” is a sunshiney, dreamily wistful tune off their hotly anticipated debut LP, produced by Charles Mueller (Miss Grit). 

The Brooklyn trio made up of Jennica (bass, vocals), Digo (guitar, vocals), and Meredith (guitar, synth, vocals) and encompass a range of indie genres to produce music that ebbs and flows from dreamy and glittering and jangly surf pop to 60s girl group vibes, to heavier ponderings in a post-punk new wave style. With multiple lead vocalists, they have earned themselves the comparison of “Fleetwood Mac with Shoegaze Guitars”, alongside numerous other commendations from NYC tastemakers and music blogs.

On “The Met”, a surprise-synth glides in shortly before the first minute, beneath the swell of the harmonious chorus, all while melodious vocals above jangly guitars outline the sensations of boredom and isolation of a lone flâneur wandering an urban environment while also reflecting on societal attitudes to relationships. 

Colatura expounds: “You ever have one of those “take yourself on a date” solo days that’s supposed to be empowering – a big middle finger to the dating world – but turns into something altogether the opposite? It’s a beautiful day, you’re alone walking the halls of the Met museum, taking in culture, searching for inspiration, but with no one by your side to share it with you struggle to find the beauty in any of the art and instead get lost in your own head.”

“The Met” is also about coming to terms with the fact that so many of the romantic expectations we are fed are unrealistic. We expect the perfect partner to just appear out of thin air and effortlessly break the patterns we’ve always fallen into about dating, but in reality, we almost always end up in the same place, wondering why nothing ever changes.”

Colatura has played notable New York City venues such as Rough Trade, Baby’s All Right, Mercury Lounge, and Elsewhere and has shared the stage with Nation of Language, Pom Pom Squad, Thick, Oceanator, and Toledo. In a review of their most recent show, Full Time Aesthetic wrote that “the easiest way to describe Colatura is they’re like sunshine streaming out of an amplifier with its volume set at nine”.  On August 25th, Colatura dropped “King Kalm,” the lead single from their upcoming debut album, which is due out in early 2022.

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