Joyeria, the Canadian songwriter based in London and signed to Speedy Wunderground, will release his debut EP FIM on October 14. We’ve already heard the excellent “Wild Joy” and today he shares “Colour Film”, saying:
“‘Colour Film’ is about the mindless daily routine of being alive, what David Foster Wallace called “water”. I apparently have the ability to choose how I feel or think as I participate in being alive just as I can choose how I feel and think when I explain songs which is to say at times, very uneasy. But this song is also about worry beads, American G.I.’s running fighter pilot drills over Mediterranean islands, stray cats, ice creams and falling rotten oranges.
“Like I said, I’m in a colour film, in fact we might all be.”
“Colour Film” begins with a piercing scream of terror from the songwriter, which pretty much sums up the theme of the song: isn’t, well, everything, quite overwhelming? Joyeria takes a more measured approach through the rest of the song, as he discusses the forces at play on his fragile psyche: luck, love, loneliness, and the general entropy of life flashing heedlessly by. The song finds Joyeria swinging from idle boredom to screeching hysteria, his guitar exploding in fits of celebration and fear at the magnitude of existence. It’s a wild ride, and another characterful entry to the exciting emerging act’s growing story.