Listen to Invisibility, our Song of the Day from Brooklyn-based trio Everything Turned To Color. The track features on their debut album Life Imagined.
“To thine own self be true”. “Invisibility”, often credited as the first song that Everything Turned To Color composed together, is a love song written to one’s own self. Introspective yet forthright, the lyrics are a self-admission of brokenness and fragility – a recognition of past transgressions and an optimistic look towards the future. The stark instrumentation only embellishes the heavy lyrical weight, and Neha’s soaring vocal lines at the end of the song take this simple folk arrangement into another stratosphere.
Life Imagined is the debut album written and performed by Brooklyn-based trio Everything Turned To Color. The eleven track LP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Blake Morgan at ECR Music Studios in NYC.
Inspired largely in part by two of the band members’ foray into parenthood, the songs on “Life Imagined” play heavily on the bittersweet dualities of life and the big questions we all must ask. While much of the music exudes a whimsical lightheartedness in mood and melody, the lyrics dive deep into the fragility and innocence of childhood, the significance of enduring friendship, and the inevitable moments of love and loss that haunt us all.
About Everything Turned To Color
Everything Turned To Color is the unlikely but serendipitous musical partnership between veteran songwriters Bryan and Kyle Weber and Neha Jiwrajka.
Graduates of New York University, brothers Bryan and Kyle began their musical careers as leaders of the Alternative Rock band ZELAZOWA, releasing three full-length albums, touring the world from 2006-2009, and founding the DIY tour booking website IndieOnTheMove.com.
Neha Jiwrajka (whose mother is a classically trained Hindustani singer) worked at tech giant Google in San Francisco, CA before leaving the company to pursue a masters degree in Jazz vocal performance at The New England Conservatory of Music. A classically trained pianist in her own right, Neha released her first solo record “The Dreamer” during her time in Boston, eventually relocating to NYC after graduation.
It was in the lobby of their Brooklyn apartment building that Bryan first met Neha, the new neighbour that apparently didn’t mind his kids running, screaming, and climbing all over the lobby furniture. The chance encounter quickly turned into regular song workshopping sessions, which inevitably included Bryan’s longtime songwriting partner Kyle on lead guitar.
In May of 2015, Bryan, Kyle, and Neha debuted as Everything Turned To Color at local DUMBO bar and music venue 68 Jay. Over the next two years, the trio of ex-Alt-Rock brothers and their classically trained neighbour toured up and down the northeast corridor time and time again, honing their Beatles meets Ella Fitzgerald-esque sound at notable venues including Rockwood Music Hall, World Cafe Live, Club Passim, and Daryl’s House, to name a few.
In June of 2016, the group entered ECR Music Studios in NYC to track its debut album with esteemed musician/producer and founder of #IRespectMusic, Blake Morgan. The eleven song LP, entitled “Life Imagined”, is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017 and will be preceded and followed by extensive touring on both coasts.
Says Mr. Morgan: “It’s rare that I’m hit this powerfully with new music–truly goose-bump inducing–and as a result, I’m not only a fan but completely sure that great things lie ahead for this band.”
Photo Credit: Julia Crawley