Sunday, April 21 2024

Colin Woltmann, based in Elkmont, AL, explores emotional and existential limbo in his latest single, ‘The In-Betweens.’ Following the haunting resonance of his debut solo album, ‘Brown Recluse,’ and the collaborative venture ‘Lake Nakoma’ with Heath Fogg, Colin introduces us to his upcoming EP, ‘A Case of the Times,’ with this latest release.

Colin’s songwriting for ‘The In-Betweens’ instantly channels the tender, emotive intensity reminiscent of Elliott Smith, coupled with melancholic introspection found in artists like Nick Drake and Jose Gonzalez. Through soothing melodies and evocative lyrics, he paints vivid images that invite listeners into his introspective world.

The single, clocking in at just over 2 minutes, delivers a poignant narrative with Colin’s paper-thin, emotionally-soaked voice, reminiscent of Damien Rice or Elliot Smith in ‘Sweet Adeline.’ The visuals crafted by his lyrics draw the listener into a contemplative space, while the gentle fingerpicking provides a soothing backdrop. The entry of the synth introduces a slightly darker lift to the composition, leaving a resonant impact.

In this short but impactful piece, Colin Woltmann navigates emotional and existential limbo, and ‘The In-Betweens’ captures a mood of uncertainty and introspection. Colin shares, “I have felt stuck in a weird place most of my life and like I never really fit in anywhere. This song reflects that feeling of being lost in the ‘in-between,’ neither here nor there.”

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As a preview of ‘A Case of the Times,’ this single offers an insight into Colin’s musical growth, highlighting his talent for blending influences and creating a unique sound. With the EP delving deeper into his early folk inspirations like Bob Dylan and John Prine, anticipation builds for something special—I, for one, can’t wait.

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Colin Woltmann’s latest single, ‘The In-Betweens,’ explores emotional and existential limbo, weaving poignant narratives with tender vocals reminiscent of Elliott Smith and Damien Rice. This soulful journey offers listeners a glimpse into the delicate balance between influences and creating a sound uniquely his own.
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Matt Warren is a Cheshire based musician who studied contemporary music and composition. When not writing for The Indie Grid he enjoys watching 'Breaking Bad' on continuous loop and going to gigs. Since a youngster his fave band have been 'The Beatles' (with 'Cardiacs' in at a close second)... and this still applies to this day.

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