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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