When to release a song is nearly as important as the song. The Color Study’s “Dead Leaves” is coming at a very appropriate time. The Fleet Floxes meets Spiritualized type of acoustic based folk song that flowers into a sweeping studio track sounds great in headphones. It’s better when leaves are on the ground.
From Scott Oliphant, the person behind The Color Study: “”Dead Laves” more or less centers around loss, and our place in it, the parts we are responsible for. The things out of our control. Whether we are something ending or something beginning, or both. A love letter or a light that might hang forever looking for something lost, or trying to guide someone home. Letting go of one future and embracing another. Searching for meaning and accepting there may be none.”
The Color Study’s debut record will be released next year. They’re playing Brown Owl in Bend on November 15.