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Laura

Laura, the single that anticipated Square One was born in a warm summer night while the city lights were blinking out of my living room window and I was thinking about Love.

Love moves everything in this world and is the ultimate reason behind many of our decisions and choices.

So I thought if Laura loves me, she would not ask me to change, she would not ask me to be someone else and yet she would be there for me.

Love, for me, is first of all about freedom.

Well that’s my idea of love at least, hence the last verse:

Laura, I will find you one day

 

Enjoy this midsummer night’s dream.

 

 

I have been thinking about you

and how you make me feel good

with every little subtle movement of your eyes

you make me feel that everything is fine

I have been thinking about me

if I will ever really change, if I will finally be able to stop

to settle down and be a grown up

then you take my hands, look at me

with a playful smile upon your cheeks

I can’t deny you were right when you said with your cool style

go with the flow, just go with the flow

 

 

Laura, you just came to my life

but everything is bright

when you are by my side and

I can’t stop singing

Laura I wonder where you came from

you are like the sun after the storm

you shine if I am there or not

and I can’t stop singing

 

 

I have been sharing with you

my crazy points of view

so many people would have run away by now

but you are still here standing next to me

I am telling the truth

when I am saying to you

the day I ll finally be able to stop and settle down

it ‘s not far to come

then you take my hands look at me a playful smile upon your cheeks

don’t rush it now, you say to me, with your cool style and your irony,

go with flow, let’s go with flow

 

 

Laura, you just came to my life

but everything is bright

when you are by my side and

I can’t stop singing

Laura I wonder where you came from

you are like the sun after the storm

you shine if I am there or not

and I can’t stop singing

Laura is this what is like

to have you by my side

everything is bright so I can’t stop looking

for you, I will find you one day

 

Havana

Havana, the second track from the new EP – Square One was written in one long night at the international airport of Caracas waiting for the flight back to Madrid, on the way back from a trip to Cuba in the winter of 2016.

It had been a crazy journey along which I met many people and listened to many stories from worlds I did not even know that exist. In a way the place gave me exactly the feelings that I expected.

A hopeless perception of isolation, a world that is enough to itself, a world that lives out of its glorious past, its myths and believes.

The slow, almost lethargic vibe of the city should not mislead, a rather vibrant energy pervades the streets, the squares and the eyes of the people. It is all very clear when the dark comes and the music fills up the darkness, revealing the real nature of Havana: colours, melodies, dances.

With this song I wanted to capture all this and to send a message not only to you, but to me too:

 

and everyday i smile cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice, we don t get to live it twice

Sometimes we get carried away in thinking that we need more, while happiness often lies in simple things.

Enjoy!

Sunrise again over the city of Havana

on the run again another day to discover

 

the cars drive down the street without rushing

honking to a local beauty on the pavement

they say “hola, como estas” they say “hola donde vas”

 

rum and coke and cigarettes, little sleep and little rest

lazily dragging myself down the road to the west

30 degrees and the breeze caressing my face like a kiss

from the caribbean sea remember me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

 

Revolucion I read on the walls of Havana

that’s how i feel, inside of me, inside my soul

Revolution, is a motion of this planet of my mind

 

I find myself once again in a little random club

where music is filling the air

with nostalgic sweet harmonies

 

every instrument plays like there is no begin and no end

to this caribbean dream remembering me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

Where have you gone

This song was written a while ago. I was back home in Italy and it was a warm night of September. It represents an imaginary dialogue with the young self of years ago: where that dreamy boy has gone ?

Life can harden you up with its difficulties and challenges so we often forget how to look at the sky with the amazed eyes of a kid.

There is something about you you might not wanna lose
It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

We should always keep alive the little kid in us, he would make us see the world with a different perspective, more joyous and playful.

The song itself was recorded a few times in different ways and arrangements, we could not find the right way to express its mood. So when we finally tried this, me and our producer Max Ciccarelli looked at each other and we said: “That’s it” !!

Enjoy!

 

Where have you gone, my friend

And what have you done over all these years

Where have you been? have you seen something great,

or have you been counting the stars above you?

 

Tell me the truth, did you expect to find me here

Talking to you and telling you I am for real

I am here to stay and walk you through the hallways in your mind

So dark and cold at times

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere you look

 

It’s easy to see in your eyes

You looked for too long for signs

And then you have lost your faith in this world

Out of your mind and torn

 

Remember me running wild and free

Sharing my smile and my crazy dreams

Nothing is lost, I’ll walk you through the hallways in your mind

So dark and cold at times

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere you look

Tell me every time you do, you’ll find me in your mirror too.

Recording . . Recording

It is always a long process when recording a new album but nevertheless rewarding in many ways.

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We will announce soon the date of the new release and we hope that all of you will enjoy listening to these track as much as we enjoyed writing, arranging and recording them !

 

Our new single Laura is out now!

Dear fans we are happy to announce that our new single Laura is out now! We have been hardly working on our new EP which will be coming out soon.

Laura is the result of our endless efforts to keep our dream going. It is a relaxed and chilled song talking about….sorry guys you will have to give it a go to know what the song is about but you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Here is a live version with the brilliant cellist Philip Kelynack.

You can find the song here:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/58LW679zFoeoRoJ4pUsSX6

iTunes: http://apple.co/2ccg5jw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/colourshop

Enjoy!

Live in NY!

First live in US!

Amazing news dear colourshoppers! We will perform for the first time in US the next 26th of May at Pianos NYC.

Meanwhile we are working hard on our new release…hours and hours spent in studio (in some cases home studio) trying to get the best result as usual. It is always a challenge for us to compose and try to create new stories for our fans…so stay tuned!

There is something brewing ..

Dear friends and fans, it has been a while we haven’t posted anything on our blog.. this is because we are working on few new songs and at the same time, as you can see, we are still playing gigs around..

You might have noticed that we have now concerts in Spain, Uk and latest added.. Denmark !

Yes, the 21th of November there will be a live concert of Colourshop in Copenhagen at the Urban House a quirky hotel in the heart of the capital ! We are very excited about it and we wanted to invite all of you to join us there!

We will present a few new songs for the occasion 🙂


Urban House

http://urbanhouse.me/ for more info !

.. stay tuned !

 

The Terrace Session!

The Terrace Session is out now!

One year ago we gather all our  friends  in our terrace just outside the main entrance of our house and we gave them a quick anticipation of our last EP “3 pm” that was at that time being recorded and that went out the last May.

Among others we also played an unreleased song called “Good and Bad”.

That day one of our friends, Emanuele Taglieri (http://www.emanueletaglieri.it/Sito/emanueletaglieri.html) shoot the show and…here we are one year after.

https://youtu.be/Hy8TTYr-PT0 

This is the tracklist:

  1. 3pm (3 pm)
  2. Good and Bad (unreleased)
  3. My World (3 pm)
  4. Cold White Pieces (Canvas #1)
  5. You & Me  (Canvas #1)
  6. I Want You (Canvas #1)

Just next to the title you can find the EP which contains the song.


We would like to thank all people that made that day so special!

 

 

NEW VIDEO for our latest single TONIGHT!

Hiya Colourshoppers! Finally we have the new video for our latest single “Tonight“.

It has been filmed the last April between Southbank and Soho, in London by our friend Antonio Pilade .

It was a great experience to work with Antonio and we had much fun testing our actors skills !

The only downside has been a road sign in the wrong place at the wrong time . .Alfredo hit it hard with his head while walking backwards during the filming – he should be fine ahahah !

A special thanks to Luciano Spitalerihe has helped us working on the post-production giving the video a nice grading.

We would also like to thank Samuele and Susana Silva as they appear as special guests in the video!

 

Here it is! Hope you like it.

 

 

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