IT COULD ONLY BE THIS WAY, FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE
For those heavy into the hedonistic rave scene, this repetitive programmed automation of transcendent cascades is pleasurable in an altered state of mind. The electronic, Brooklyn-based duo, Billy J and Lindsay Mound, appropriately chose “Color War” to title their nascent project in 2009. They paint an abstract image of dancing colours through their dark soundscapes. The lyrics are simple and lively, repeated monotonously, but they lack an upbeat tempo throughout to really engage with the listener. After starting to lose faith in the heart behind this album, “Baby Don’t Make Me Worry” instilled some emotion with lyrics only broken teardrops could help utter.
This past summer, Color War released their first single, “Obelisk,” later announcing their full-length album, It Could Only Be This Way while sharing the track “SOS.” These beats didn’t generate much interest, with only a couple thousand views on YouTube, and the rest of the album falls in line with the same colourlessness in versatility. The bottom line is that the majority of the album sounds the same and doesn’t differ much from the electro-pop we have heard before.
By Paige Paquette