‘Chromatics’ is the colourful new EP from New Orleans based talent Luxley. The rising artist has his hand over all elements of the record, both in the songwriting and production. Filled with textured synths, dynamic beats and pop melodies; each track is energising in its own right. ‘Near Me’, ‘No. 4’ and ‘Take A Chance’ are particular highlights, with rousing choruses and scintillating instrumentation.
“Chromatics EP comes from my condition “chromasthesia”, a syndrome that I live with that causes me to unconsciously associate sounds with colors. I discovered it when I got into a car accident when I was younger. I didn’t know how to describe the experience until I went to medical school and found literature describing it.
This record is much different from my first one. Chromatics is a departure from the traditional studio model of working with an outside producer. After spending a lot of time experimenting on synths, electronics, and getting to know myself more as an artist, I realized that I was passionately building a vast library of colorful sounds, textures, and pop-centric melodies that would eventually become the virtual worlds found on the record. The songs are arranged by the colors that I see, and the track artwork corresponds to the colors that I see when hearing the songs.” – LUXLEY