Into Colour

Into Colour

by Rumer

Overview

Rumer's third full-length album, 2014's Into Colour, once again finds the British singer/songwriter delving into a batch of '60s and '70s soft pop-influenced songs. Although Into Colour follows up her equally-as-vintage-sounding covers album, 2012's Boy's Don't Cry, here Rumer eschews the cover songs in favor of very personal, all-original material. Collaborating with her boyfriend, producer/arranger/songwriter Rob Shirakbari, who fittingly built his reputation working with such icons of AM pop as Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach, Rumer has crafted an album that retains all of her vintage inclinations without ever falling into retro kitsch. There is an added emotional weight and a sense that something more than a well-constructed melody is at stake on Into Colour. Some of this might stem from the fact that Rumer (who publicly revealed in 2012 that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD) suffered stage anxiety, as well as a miscarriage before embarking on this album. Not surprisingly, there is a melancholy tone to much of the material on Into Colour. However, whether she is ruminating over an ex-boyfriend as she does on "Sam," or working through her feelings of loss after her miscarriage as on "Butterfly," Rumer's measured, lyrical songs never get mired in sadness, and instead stay afloat on her warm, enveloping vocals and melodies that stick with you long after the song is over. Similarly, the buoyant and childlike "Pizza and Pinball," with its breezy melody that harks back to Kite's Are Fun-era Free Design, and the shimmery, orchestral disco anthem "Dangerous," are romantic, widescreen pop affirmations. Ultimately, although colored by personal trauma, Into Colour remains one of Rumer's brightest, most enjoyable albums to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0825646210930
catalogNumber: 5001183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rumer   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Janis Siegel   Background Vocals
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Porter Carroll   Background Vocals
Mark Berrow   Violin
Everett Bradley   Background Vocals
Zev Katz   Bass
Martin Loveday   Cello
Rita Manning   Violin
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Winston Rollins   Trombone
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Ian Humphries   Violin
Everton Nelson   Violin,Leader
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Nick Barr   Viola
Kevin Afflack   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Cavaquinho,Vibes
Richard Woodcraft   Tambourine
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Chris Storr   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Darren Hodson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Maxine Moore   Viola
Ash Soan   Percussion,Drums
Derek Nash   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Christopher Tombling   Violin
Richard Harwood   Cello
Alison Dods   Violin
Magnus Johnstone   Violin
Martin Shaw   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Matt Ward   Violin
Steve Morris   Violin
Vincent Bernardy   Guitar
Rob Shirakbari   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Conductor,Glockenspiel,Vibes,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Synthesizer Flute
Lisa Graheme   Alto Saxophone
Lauren Kinham   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Stephen Bishop   Composer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Tim Benton   Graphic Design
Richard Woodcraft   Engineer
Delila   Composer
John Horne   Engineer
Matt de Jong   Graphic Design
Mike Horner   Engineer
Sarah Joyce   Composer
Rumer   Executive Producer
Rick Blackman   Composer
Sean Kelly   Engineer
Mark Bengtson   Pro-Tools
Vincent Bernardy   Composer
Steve Vealy   Engineer
Rob Shirakbari   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Erlin Velberg   Engineer

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