Australian quartet the Jezabels are hitting the road in North America to support the digital release of their full-length debut, Prisoner, on November 8th via Mom+Pop, with a physical release to follow in early 2012. Lead track “Try Colour” starts off light, then picks up with heavy guitar riffs and drums. Guitarist Sam Lockwood explains that this shift in mood and tempo was intentional. “‘Try Colour’ is our Nineties song. At least it starts that way, and then morphs into a dystopian-pop-nightmare. But that’s fitting, I think, because we are in many respects a band with strong contrasts,” Lockwood says. “We wrote this song quite quickly – it was actually the first song to be completed on the album. I think that’s because it does have a natural type of movement to it. Nik’s drums are the guiding force for the rest of us to perform upon.”
Lyrically, Lockwood adds, “Try Colour” is “about literally ‘trying color.’ Trying things that are different. I think that we definitely tried new things with this song, and that helped with us in the long run being open to new ideas.” Prisoner won’t be available until November 8th, but you can listen to “Try Colour” for free here.