Colyn has been tapped once again by RÜFÜS DU SOL to forge his next introspective body of work for their now globally renowned Rose Avenue. The resulting ‘Bridges In The Sky’, a polished, double-sided composition, serving as an idyllic opener to 2021 for the Dutch producer.
‘Bridges In The Sky’ exudes a sense of tenderness and cohesion. The A-side features subdued, emotive analog chords that float over subtle licks of percussion. Colyn’s brother and frequent collaborator, Maurijts Colijn ties everything together, providing breathy vocals to complement the instrumentation, adding buoyancy to the finished product. “Caroussel” picks up where “Bridges In The Sky” left off, opening with a similar rhythm in its synths. Though more dynamically pronounced than its predecessor, the EP closer is softened by its piano accents and ethereal breakdown.
“‘Bridges In The Sky’ represents a hopeful look into the future. It has obviously been a really difficult year for all of us and with ‘Bridges In The Sky’ I wanted to tell a story of opportunity, the story of recovery, and looking up. I am really happy with how the airy vocals and the emotional, yet uplifting synths, have come together. ‘Caroussel’ is a bit more of a deeper cut that slowly transforms from a more timid groove, towards a more melodic euphoric journey. Definitely, a track that has been working well for me during the few opportunities I have had to play my music live in the last year. I think Rose Avenue is the perfect home for these two tracks, as they fit their philosophy and I love to work with their amazing team. So definitely a shout out to the boys from RÜFÜS DU SOL and the team that’s working on all things Rose Avenue.”
With a decade of experience under his belt, Colyn is poised to take on a leading mantle in the melodic space. He enjoys constant support from an array of industry bellwethers, including Joris Voorn, Solomun, Artbat, Bedouin, Adriatique, Lane 8 and of course, Tale of Us, who fueled his break with constant play in their sets before signing him onto Afterlife for several releases. His distinctive live performances have landed him gigs spanning from São Paulo to Belgium for his first Tomorrowland set.
Colyn’s ear for forward-thinking electronic music caught the attention of RÜFÜS DU SOL in 2020, who promptly brought him into Rose Avenue family for his lauded ‘Concepts Of Love’ EP. His dedication to pushing the envelope in the arena that he sits in aligns with the label’s ethos, mirrored in fellow signees Township Rebellion, Cassian, and Yotto, to name a few. ‘Bridges In The Sky’ is yet another bold chapter of the collective’s ever-evolving story, setting the tone for a strong 2021.