LISTEN: Milky Chance Gets a Mile High in New Song, ‘Colorado’
Though they're from Germany, duo Milky Chance's new song is all about Colorado. The 420-friendly song preaches pushing away the sorrow when you 'get high like Colorado.'
You likely know the band from their 2013 song 'Stolen Dance,' which is a Top 20 Alternative song. In 2020, they broke Top 20 again with their Jack Johnson collaboration, 'Don't Let Me Down.' They return in 2021 with a song about self-medicating their way through a (presumed) breakup with a little something from 'Colorado.'
The track mixes indie rock grit with electro-pop shine, layering interlocking guitar and synthesizer hooks as it transforms the pain of heartbreak into something utterly transcendent and anthemic. - All Access
Along with the song, the band delivered a trippy Wes Anderson-esque music video, though it was directed by Vincent Sylvain. Milky Chance kicks off a 2021 U.S. Tour in September, which maybe not coincidentally wraps in Colorado, at Denver's Mission Ballroom on December 19.
It's not the first time Colorado has served as a muse, and it's certainly not the last time that it will. From country duos Dan + Shay (who even filmed a music video here) and Florida Georgia Line to popstars like The Biebs and Halsey, to rockers like Joe Walsh (he penned his while mowing his lawn) and Green Day, you can check out 10 famous songs with a little Colorado in them, below. Just don't tweet about it.