sky coloured Release New EP 'in the small hours'
London alt-pop collective sky coloured explores loss of faith whilst entering into a compromised materialist world on new EP 'in the small hours'.
Led by vocalist Anthony T Jackson, the six-track project draws on inspiration from 1960s jazz and blues classics, combined with a modern-day perspective. The EP's opening track 'for a moment' details a sense of time embedded in generations of transformation and the destruction of the surrounding landscape - with Anthony's train of thought gliding over a simple plucked guitar.
Following tracks 'lover come over' and 'in dreams' capture the complexities of love and romance in the digital age, with the proliferation of technology allowing the public world to slowly permeate the private. Taking its name from Frank Sinatra's LP 'In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning', the title track both conjures and critiques Sinatra's tale of the lonely lovesick man walking the city at night, captured by the vintage synths and intricate jazz melodies.
Anthony explains the project's influences in a little more detail: "sky coloured takes cues from a number of different traditions - lyrical song-writing of the 1960s/70s, jazz songs and arrangements, the many forms of the blues - matching it with clear-eyed perspectives on modern life to make personal, contemporary music".
Growing up in secluded religious institutions, Anthony spent the majority of his childhood raised abroad as part of a strict Christian community. His limited exposure to pop music led to a fascination, which, upon his return to Britain became a source of creativity and liberation for the young artist and an escape from the confines of a rigid moral universe.
The group features a collective of talented London jazz musicians, including trumpeter and Red Bull Music Academy alumni, Emma-Jean Thackray, guitarist Kai Carter and bassist Matt Gedrych.
'in the small hours' is a comprehensive body of work that showcases Anthony T Jackson's ability to craft unique and compelling commentaries of modern-day life. The group will be celebrating the EP with a special performance at SET in Dalston on 4th December.