Films of Colour – “Slow Burn” (David Bowie cover)
With just two singles to their name, it’s fairly remarkable how much ambition Films of Colour have already shown. They don’t shy away from a big song, liberally employing elements of UK brethren Muse and Coldplay with a little more an electronic pop slant. There’s nothing too experimental musically here, but just for a band to release such dense and elaborate pop songs so early in their career shows a ton of potential. Interestingly, the band’s b-sides, “Circles” and “Persinette” far exceed the musicality of their counterparts. Their best composition is the recently released download “Slow Burn”, an impressive reworking of a late-era David Bowie tune. The dramatic power pop approach they take makes the song a completely new monster. Well done!