Refusing to give into the mundane day-to-day grind of everyday life, The Colliflowers were inspired for their new summery, anti-bummer track ‘Let Me Go’.
Pairing guitar riffs that pull together imagery of sunsets spent driving down the coast in your dad’s old panel van, with a pulsating drum beat that urges ‘Let Me Go’ forward, The Colliflowers have created an optimistic & anthemic track to mark their 2nd single release of 2023.
With a start in their rehearsal room, the song took a while to evolve from band-room jam, to fully fledged track. With inspiration coming from frontman Gary Collocott’s dream to achieve a more fulfilling life, The Colliflowers took the ‘Let Me Go’ down a slightly heavier route, with a classic 80’s drum intro, alongside luscious guitars.
Working locally, the band teamed up with Southern Cross University’s Steve Law to produce the track, with acclaimed Australian engineer Jack Nigro (DMA’s, Skeggs, Dune Rats) mixing the track & Matthew Grey (Violent Soho, The Screaming Jets, The Middle East) handling mastering.
“Let Me Go is a feel-good, sunny side up, take on the modern dilemma of feeling stuck in an unhealthy relationship with the daily grind. Although the inspiration for the track can be a bit of a bummer, the song is anything but that. From the opening bar you’re welcomed with a driving drum beat followed by the type of guitar riffs that will have you wishing you were driving along the coast in your dad’s old panel van. Coupled with optimistic, anthemic vocals and a bass line that pulls no punches, we’ve hopefully created a summer anthem that everyone can get behind and enjoy.”
With the release of ‘Let Me Go’, The Colliflowers have also filmed a music video to coincide with the track. With a desire to display the feel-good message of ‘Let Me Go’, as well as show off each of their unique personalities, the music video consists of some of the band’s highlights across the passing months. The video was self-produced by The Colliflowers themselves, allowing them to flex another one of their creative muscles.
After a slew of successful shows locally across NSW & QLD, The Colliflowers are set to embark on their largest tour to-date, alongside Australian upstarts DICE. Starting in Victoria, both band’s will be touring nationally, across both capital & regional cities. Within this tour, The Colliflowers will also be playing Port Macquarie’s Springfest.
“Being part of a tour with DICE is an opportunity that each one of us have always dreamed of. To have such an incredible Australian band give us the nod of approval has really given us the confidence to take our music and live show to that next level. It’s such a surreal feeling to be able to travel around this beautiful country whilst doing what we love most, playing our music.”
Having landed slots at a string of festivals including Spaced Out Festival, Gold Coast & Byron Music Festival, CREEKFEST & more, The Colliflowers are a buzz across the East Coast & set to take that hype nationally with the release of ‘Let Me Go’.
With 100,000+ streams across DSP’s, the band have also found support across their eclectic TikTok videos, with 2.6 million+ views on the platform. Their live show has also helped them to garner a reputation, with performances alongside Pacific Avenue, Old Mervs, DICE, South Summit, Rum Jungle & more. Support from triple j has also been strong, with a previous triple j Unearthed premiere, triple j airplay & reviews from the team.
THE COLLIFLOWERS TOUR DATES
Fri 10th November Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA*
Sat 25 November Indi Bar, Perth, WA*
Sun 26 November Indi Bar, Perth, WA*