American duo Bora York has released their new single ‘Colorado’ via Anthem Falls Music. Mastered by Darren Vermaas (The National, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend), the track features bassist Ian Allison (touring bassist for Eric Hutchinson, Jeremy Messersmith) and is lifted from their upcoming album Emotion Vertigo. The track has already hit #1 on Soundcloud’s New & hot: Indie playlist.
The husband and wife duo Chris and Rebekah Bartels have racked up over 2.4 million streams between Youtube and Spotify and played alongside Dublin’s Kodaline, The Dig, Mates of State, Hippo Campus. Their music has also been featured on ABC, USA Network, MTV, NBC, CBS, and Fox, on popular television shows such as Mr. Robot, The Middle, and Criminal Minds, as well as advertising campaigns for multinational companies Target, Subaru, KIA, Buick, Facebook and SiriusXM.
Citing inspiration from bands such as Toro y Moi, J.Views, Tame Impala, Night Moves, Bon Iver, Novo Amor, Tourist, Bora York’s sound is as vast as their influences. However, ‘Colorado’ draws parallels to the passionate vocal structures of Chelsea Cutler, blended with the pop sensibilities of Kygo.
The track maintains an effervescence and danceability that immediately rouses the senses, but it is the real emotion in the track that never gets old. An ode to the energetic live shows of the band’s earlier days, ‘Colorado’ is moving in more sense than one – a hypnotically groovy dance floor composition that radiates positivity and nostalgia.
Chris gives some history of the track: “I spent a year in Denver when I was 20 and it still feels like a second home, even though it’s been a while since I lived there. I’m personifying Colorado in this song – it’s a metaphor for letting go of worry, living life to the fullest. “Now I’m breathing in slow motion” – this is about not letting meaningful moments pass you by without cherishing them, soaking them in.”