Fashionable and authentic, The Colour Negative brings a refreshing energy to the Atlanta music scene. With introspective lyrics, driving melodies, soulful riffs and Taylor's enthralling falsetto, these pop trendsetters will be quickly added to your favorite playlist. Consisting of front man, Ian Taylor (vocals, guitar, keys), London Taylor (bass, backing vocals), and Grant Godbee (guitar), this group continues to press forward in pursuit of their passion: music. Ian states the band's drive: “In a world full of uncertainty and hopelessness, we want to show people a greater hope to believe in. This band is our attempt at bringing light into dark places.”
In 2014, the band released their debut, self-titled album consisting of songs they had written over the course of their high school career. Themes of loneliness, love and triumph can be found all over the album from high energy songs like "Resistant Heart" to deeper tones like "Man on the Moon". The band toured the record around the South East while continuing to work on new music. As the band matured, so did their music. In 2016, the band released the EP, "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, I Miss You", which includes their most popular song, "Somebody" with a total of 10,500 plays on Spotify. The band stepped into the world of pop music by incorporating more synth driven songs tied with their roots of 80's inspired guitars. Songs like "Next 2 Me" and "City's Calling U" define love as something worth pursuing, while "Never Wanna Escape" brings the anthemic sounds inspired by the band's travels to New York City.
Focusing on their craft, sound, and purpose, the band took a year-long break from playing live shows. On December 14, 2017, the band released their new EP titled "Reflections, Vol. 2" in which they rewrote and rerecorded a selection of songs from their first album – adapting them and growing them to fit the new era of The Colour Negative. Not long after the release of "Reflections, Vol. 2", the band began to pursue their next project – a project that would highlight how their struggles have shaped them into the people they are today.
On May 11, 2018, the electric single "Dark Days" was released. Ian felt the need to write about his past struggles and how they shaped him into the person he is today, which in turn, represents the whole band. The single introduced a new era of The Colour Negative with its anthemic sound and themes. A couple months later, the band released their first music video for the single which included elements of 80’s olympic themes with a classic Rocky training sequence. The video hit 750 views during the first week of its release. Later in 2018, the band released their fall ballad called “Test of Time”. “This is what we felt like being in love in the 80’s sounded like”, says Ian.
Most recently, the band has released their biggest single yet, “Don’t Waste My Time”. Released on July 4th of 2019, the band hits with full on summer energy as the group is planning on releasing a full length album in the Fall of 2019.