Today we have an adorable little girl/boy-duet pop song called Colours off a very pleasing album of the same name by Devon Sproule and Mike O’Neill. You can tell she’s Canadian by the accent and the “u” in “Colours”. The song has a memorable tune and evey moment of it is full of smiles.

Colours by Devon Sproule and Mike O’Neill

This is yet another I-heard-it-on-the-radio discovery; I don’t know much about Ms Sproule except what Wikipedia says. You may have noticed a lot of Canadian talent showing up in this space. I’m not particularly nationalist, especially around the arts; it’s just that the scene here is sustained by legislation that requires radio stations to play a certain proportion of Canadian stuff, so you can’t help but hear it, and while Sturgeon’s Law applies, there are still plenty of gems to be found.

Back to the song, which is great fun. It tiptoes into a tricky gender-issues area and maybe missteps a bit — just because you’re baffled by someone close of another gender doesn’t mean they’re trying to be opaque. But still, the experience it describes is absolutely widely shared.

Also it’s got this instrumental break that is so self-consciously weird as to be hilarious, as in I laughed on the train to work when it came up on the shuffle. I’ve never heard anything quite like it.

This is part of the Song of the Day series (background).

Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify. There’s no good live video.

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May 27, 2018
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