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Check Out the Vibrant Energy of Gillian on New Song ‘Colorize’

Brooklyn-based quintet Gillian’s new single “Colorize” demands attention with a combination of hypnotic, country-twanging guitar (similar to that of Alabama Shakes) and powerful, edgy vocals. Frontwoman Kym Hawkins brings to mind a mix of Gwen Stefani and Karen O with her ruthless energy, singing about apprehensive maturity (“And meanwhile I’m not sold / On this notion that we have to get old”) while perfectly capturing the feeling of youthful rebellious fun. The five-minute rush of a jam takes a surprising turn at the three-minute mark, with a spiraling breakdown that builds into a triumphant and anthemic conclusion.

Check out “Colorize,” title track to the band’s upcoming second EP (out April 21) and see the list of the band’s upcoming East Coast tour dates below.

Gillian tour dates:

April 10 – Philly, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
April 11 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Empire
April 12 – Wilmington, NC @ Bourgie Nights
April 15 – Johnson City, TN @ TBA
April 16 – Athens, GA @ Flicker Theater
April 17 – Knoxville, TN @ Scruffy City Hall
April 18 – Chicago, IL @ Quenchers