Nature / Nurture

by Chromatic Colors

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The fourth project and first full-length album from Chromatic Colors comes at full force. Enjoy the ride.


released May 16, 2019

Mixed by Wil Bakula
Mastered by Justin Kiatvongcharoen

Music and Lyrics by Katy Ohsiek, David Guzman, Wil Bakula


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Somewhere between jazz-fusion, psych-rock, funk, and art pop, lies Chromatic Colors; a talented young trio with tunes that will put you deep in the groove, only to have it smashed to pieces, and glued back together.

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Track Name: Strange / Uniform
/ / faces get recycled / like a lazy animator / am i hoping to come across your face again? / my body feels recycled / when i take it out / am i hoping to feel the streets on fire again? / / here the trees look wrong / and everyone in their strange uniform / here the sea looks wrong / and everyone in their strange uniform / / the ads for red bull taunt me / make it home awake / listen to the same album as this morning / haggard in fluorescent, dresses wrinkled tight / bless me in blue pockets, tennis shoes, and nothingness / / here the seeds look wrong / and everyone in here
Track Name: HCUNMT
/ / why did i come here to be blanked / maybe i’m still trying to get your attention / know why you left / maybe i’m just tryin to get / my expectations super wrong / maybe you’ve got other people on your mind / you say i'm a lot / tell your girls i’m out of my mind / / how could you not miss this / you were mine to ditch / how could you not miss this? / turns out i’m the dumb bitch / how could you not miss this / burning all your progress / how could you not miss this / oh, you're right, who does this? / / time to avoid eye contact / time to pretend that i've never met you and i never want to / 'cause that's what you're doing to me
Track Name: People Orb
/ / new friends / i try to act bathed in mystery / that’s how i’m supposed to be / can’t fall if i don’t leave the house / they might say / what does she do all day? / / if i’m soft it’s in the worst way / never kind / just easy to knock down / new friends / my comfy wall and i / keep away / what does she do all day?
Track Name: Fear / Plans
/ / each summer’s getting hotter / not the fault of my heater / wealth beyond my comprehension, it’s out of my hands / it’s out of my hands
Track Name: Everyone's Uglier In Person
/ / how fast the thrill fades when we meet / climbed into your accounts to fall asleep / your face a trick of the light / it's getting better / how fast the thrill fades and turns to fear / i hope to stay unseen on the streets / i'm too nervous to speak / / the real me rolls up to work with my hair in last night’s tie / the real you looks bloodless in the bathroom mirror / / oh friends look out for me / do i know u or do we just double tap on each other’s feelings / “i’m getting better” / or i see you thru a light box, pastel blue / crossing out the dots of red and black on our faces / / how fast the thrill fades
Track Name: Doomed To Be Thoughtful
/ / the sunlight shows all the dust i thought i cleaned / come over, get over yourself with me / should learn to speak up- my passive shit would drive you away / no one likes a cry for help disguised / / doomed to be thoughtful / creatures born awful / / my worst dream: a room full of wedding rings / come over, commiserate with me / listen to me and the draining day i had / a wrestling match with a copy machine
Track Name: Blue and Red
/ / i could die like this / no one would find me here / at least i wouldn’t have to go to work
Track Name: February
/ / in the end it was your tears staining my shirt in the driveway / in the end i didn’t care, turning you around and out the door / you slept in my bed / despite what i said / gotta go / now i’m freed up, free to do whatever with my time / / i didn’t love it / so was it worth the effort? / you didn’t love me / was it worth your effort? / / my eyes hit the floor, you’ve got something going that i like / all i think about could be what you think about me / it hardly matters what you say / i’ll drain the blood rushing to my face / we’ll get in too deep, i’ll still read your old texts on the floor / / in february / pink hearts on the walls and in my eyes / i shouldn’t care though / freedom from whatever they may think / i know that’s just the way you feel / i know that’s just the way i feel
Track Name: The Machine
/ / take back all your promises / fall back in the world you built / working on tryna build a case / to defend my own decay / but I’m too good at lying to myself / put that thought back on the shelf / / faded in the evening time / wasted little joys of mine / even when I’m not doing great / tell everyone I’m just okay / forced myself to become a key / so i fit into the machine / floating round the town with all the dust / you’ve been spinning webs to catch my thoughts / “where'd you go? where've you been?” / / fall into place

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