DJ, producer, vocalist – Colette has grown from an integral part of the Chicago underground into a breakout musical triple-threat releasing her most accomplished and fully realized artistic statement to date. Combining the tunefulness of classic pop songs with the thump of classic house of her hometown, the album ventures into new sonic territory for Colette, from intimate bedroom beats to stadium-shaking dance anthems. When the Music’s Loud is the sound of an artist at the peak of her powers.
For the first time without a major label, Colette is self-releasing her album through Pledge Music. The campaign launches this week. When the Music’s Loud will be released August 27 on Colette’s own imprint Candy Talk Records.
“I grew up listening to pop in the ‘80s, and as I got older, I was really deep into the ‘90s house scene,” says COLETTE when talking about the shockingly panoramic sounds found on her third studio full-length, When the Music’s Loud (Candy Talk Records). “For me, these two elements are always sort of married. This album is my way of bringing those sounds together as one.”
Inspired by 80’s futurism, the shades of Italo-disco, house and electronica found on When The Music’s Loud reveal an artist open to infinite possibilities. Uplifting album opener “Best Of Days” commands you to move. Album title track “When The Music’s Loud” is a sleazy electro slow burner and Colette’s enduring Chicago connection is most apparent with the song “Hotwire”, which rides over the instrumental beat of acid house legend Adonis’ 1986 underground club classic, “No Way Back.”
Influenced by Kraftwerk, Africa Bambaataa and Romanthony, When The Music’s Loud displays both lounge and uptempo tracks showcasing Colette’s world-renowned vocal talent and musical range. Colette will kick off an international tour in support of the new record this summer.
Catch Colette On Tour!
7/24: Halifax, NS @ Reflections
7/26: Chicago, IL @ Lunch Break
7/28: Monterey Park, CA @ Spirit House
7/30: Portland, OR @ Barrel Room
8/11: Chicago, IL @ Boom Boom Room at Dolphin
8/13: Seattle, WA @ Contour
8/16: Detroit, MI @ Grasshopper
8/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Crave
9/07: Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
9/08: Vancouver @ Boat Party
9/14: Los Angeles, CA @ King King
9/20: Modesto, CA @ Climax
9/21: San Francisco, CA @ Monarch
9/27: Denver, CO @ Beatport Ustream
10/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room