The Polychromes release ‘Going Offline’ – a single with video, the downloadable track being taken from their from their self-titled EP released back in June
The duo are Adam Ross of Randolph’s Leap, and Gareth Perrie (The Smart Set, Lenzie Moss), who co-wrote and recorded the track under lockdown conditions with Ross based in Aberdeenshire and Perrie in Clackmannanshire.
Ideas and recordings were sent back and forth via the internet over the space fo several weeks, with the pair suggesting song titles for each other before working backwards to write the words and music.
But ironically, as its title suggests, ‘Going Offline’ is about unplugging from the digital world. As lyricist Ross explains: “The wonderful world wide web enabled us to make this EP, so I’m not complaining about it, but the lyrics recognise how easy it is to disappear down obsessional rabbit holes online.
“I kind of wrote this from the perspective of a conspiracy theorist, or the type of person who spends hours arguing with strangers on social media. The chorus is supposed to remind you that none of that stuff matters and love conquers all.”
The pair have been active during lockdown, with Ross also working under the A.R. Pinewood moniker and releasing an album, ‘No Life‘, via the Lost Map label
Perrie has similarly been active, putting out a pair of singles pair of lockdown singles – ‘Lucky Cat’ / ‘Evergreen’.
More on the project at thepolychromes.bandcamp.com.