New Music Critique: Colorway

Production8
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship8
7.4

Massachusetts-based trio are a tight unit whose brand of amiable pop-rock is captured here in clean, crisp recordings.
Each song, whether it’s the slightly campy “Always Been Summer” or the bluesy ballad “Keys to the Kingdom,” is presented in a precise, uncluttered arrangement that sets up Alex Johnson’s guitar solos, which are so impressive in speed and accuracy that they overshadow the modest if likable merits of his own singing voice. If Johnson could bring as much verve to the vocal mic as he does to the guitar amp—and if a few sprays of reverb were added to these ultra-dry mixes and maybe some spirited backup singers, too—we’d appreciate Colorway’s recordings a bit more.

Contact: alex@colorwaymusic.com
Web: colorwaymusic.com
Seeking: Label, Film/TV
Style: Indie, Progressive, Pop-Rock