In the vast expanse of musical creation, Natt Malone stands alone as the architect of his sonic universe in the album “Hidden in the Colours.” Every note, every beat, and every emotion birthed within this musical journey was a solitary endeavor undertaken by the polymathic Natt Malone. He deftly assumes the roles of vocalist, drummer, guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist, a one-person orchestra shaping the auditory landscape.
The album is an intimate conversation with Malone’s multifaceted influences, echoing the spirits of Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, U2, The Killers, and Muse. The genesis of this musical odyssey occurred after a profound immersion in ‘The Beatles’ fiesta, an experience that left an indelible mark on Malone’s creative soul. “Whitely Gleam” stands as a testament to Malone’s spiritual journey, its genesis unfolding in the quiet realm between waking and dreaming. During a demo take, a timely thunderclap and the distant barking of a dog interwove seamlessly with the ethereal melody. Far from a mere coincidence, this poetic interlude found its place in the final production, enhancing the song’s emotional depth. “Jaded Sky,” another gem within the album’s trove, is a manifestation of Malone’s dreamscape. Written after a vivid dream, the track encapsulates the surreal beauty of his subconscious mind. The song’s celestial melodies and introspective lyrics invite listeners to traverse the realms of imagination alongside Malone.
Malone’s musical ethos resonates in his words, “I write songs that I would like and listen to, and if anyone else likes any of them, the songs will belong to them also.” This sentiment encapsulates the gift he extends to listeners—an invitation to find a piece of themselves within the tapestry of “Hidden in the Colours.” This album is not just a collection of songs; it’s a testament to the artistry that emerges from the quiet corners of one’s soul. Natt Malone invites us to explore the hues within his mind, where each track is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered and cherished. “Hidden in the Colours” is a solitary masterpiece that beckons listeners into the profound intimacy of Natt Malone’s musical universe.