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Gone To Color Shares “Illusions” feat. guest vocalist Ade Blackburn of Clinic

Gone To Color’s debut LP will also feature Angus Andrew (Liars), Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack / Tricky), Kurt Wagner (Lambchop), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Carson Cox (Merchandise) and members of Wilco & Guster

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Today Gone To Color shares its third single, “Illusions,” from the forthcoming self-titled debut album, out Oct. 15. The song features guest vocals from Ade Blackburn of Liverpool band Clinic.  The song also features contributions from Pat Sansone of Wilco, Luke Reynolds of Guster, Brian Deck and Richard Devine.

“We have been fans of Ade Blackburn and Clinic for a long time. The texture of “Illusions” is dense, so knowing when not to sing was crucial and required an experienced vocalist like Ade who masterfully maneuvers through the landscape. The lyrics and the “speech-like” melodic aspects of the vocal match the aesthetic of the music, which is metallic and dystopian in nature.” -Gone to Color

Gone to Color is an experimental rock/electronic music duo originally formed in Cincinnati and currently coexisting in Atlanta and Washington D.C. Core members Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim frequently use the collaborative space to explore their songwriting with other artists.

Gone To Color’s debut album is stacked with an incredible host of collaborators, including three-time Mercury Prize nominated Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack and Tricky collaborator), Pat Sansone of Wilco, Richard Devine, Angus Andrew of Liars, GRAMMY nominee Ade Blackburn of Clinic, and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. The record was co-produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Grandaddy) with additional engineering from John McEntire (Tortoise).

Gone To Color’s artwork features photography from Baltimore’s Patrick Joust. Joust’s stark images are supported with new wave typography by Norwegian graphic designer Simen Røyseland.

Gone To Color’s music explores the intersection of electronic and art rock, supported by liberal use of analog synths and inventive sound design. Heim and Walker use the collaborative space to explore new ideas and synthesize their songwriting into vocal-driven electro-acoustic soundscapes.

Their debut album is full of color, flavors, and nooks that remain interesting listen after listen. It’s eclectic but connected, dark with some light, immersive and intricate. One of the standout performances on the record is Angus Andrews powerful reflection on the track “Suicide.” Canadian vocalist, and member of The Luyas, Jessie Stein articulates evocative lyrics among an ocean of synth and guitar textures on “The 606.” Carson Cox, of the band Merchandise, challenges pop with a provocative vocal on “Voyeur Nation.” In “Dissolved,” Martina Topley-Bird earnestly sings a nuanced, rhythmically engaging downtempo ballad in the way that only she can. Strong performances by veterans Kurt Wagner and Ade Blackburn add a thoughtful, engaging poeticism to the album’s progression at just the right times.

Link To Single Artwork (Photograph by Patrick Joust, Design by Simen Røyseland)
Link To Band Photos (Photograph by Sheffield Leithart)


Bass, Guitar -Luke Reynolds
Drums -Brian Deck
Engineer -Brian Deck
Engineer (Additional) -Shane Hendrickson, John McEntire
Guitars -Luke Reynolds, Pat Sansone
Keyboards/Synthesizers -Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Keyboards (Additional) -Luke Reynolds
Piano, Rhodes -Matt Heim
Programming -Gone to Color, Brian Deck
Programming (Additional) -Richard Devine
Vocals -Ade Blackburn
Written by -Ade Blackburn, Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Single Cover Photograph -Patrick Joust
Design -Simen Røyseland
Mixed by -Brian Deck
Mastered by -Mike Marsh
Produced by -Gone to Color and Brian Deck
Gone To Color is -Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker



Place your bets tonight, with no regrets tonight for you
Soon you’ll be amazed at what you’d contemplate
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Bob-a-job on the till, funny farms to the gill
What an illusion, just an illusion to enjoy
In the wiles, to the gill
Openings for you, openings for me to enjoy
Doused in aftershave, you should learn to behave
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Row your boat ashore, plenty to explore
Oh I know, I know you can, Oh I know you will
Bob-a-job on the til, funny farms to the gill
What an illusion, just an illusion to enjoy
In the wiles, to the gills
Openings for you, openings for me to enjoy
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying pan
You won’t see me frying, frying, frying, frying pan

Gone To Color
Gone To Color

Release Date: Oct. 15, 2021

Track List:

1. The 606
feat. Jessie Stein
2. Dissolved
feat. Martina Topley-Bird
3. Redok (instrumental)
4. Illusions
feat. Ade Blackburn
5. Just Smile
feat. Kurt Wagner
6. Suicide
feat. Angus Andrew
7. Voyeur Nation
feat. Carson Cox
8. Blur
feat. Jessie Stein


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