London artist Col3trane first introduced himself with the Lauren Ralph produced “New Chain” which was released early this year; a smooth and subtle number which showcased the his serene voice. Most recently, the newcomer dropped his first full length project in the form of Tsarina, a collection of ten songs featuring the previously heard singles “Malibu Sleep” and “Mario Kart”. On each of the tracks, Col3trane finds the perfect sweet spot by blending his brand of alternative-R&B with sprinklings of hip hop elements thrown in here and there.
For COLORS, Col3trane serves up a blissful performance of standout cut “Penelope” which is also lifted from his Tsarina tape. Wonderfully setting the scene with the peaceful tweets of birds and water flowing, Col3trane’s silky voice pierces the soundscape as the instrumentation kicks in for the first verse to take the track to another level. Like the tranquil waters that opened the piece, Col3trane gracefully weaves his way through the ever changing production which around the mid-way point switches up and intensifies; a complete transformation. See for yourself up top and be sure to give Tsarina a spin too.