Vicky from Polychrome here. Apologies for not being in touch for a while. I don’t know about you - but with the current situation, i’ve had a bit of a reaction to spending too much time online. Instead i prefer to be out on my bike breathing in life, and taking in the beautiful countryside here in the UK. I’m not sure if you can go out where you live? We really hope you can. Either way, we hope you are managing to stay sane, safe and healthy. I expect you’ve also heard those words many times now! But we really do mean it! Olly has been down with what we think is COVID. He’s only just back in his studio after a couple of weeks feeling very ill, and being locked up in his flat in London. I really miss making music with that fella! Instead i’ve been posting Nostalgia pictures of him on Instagram!
So.. as its been a while, we need to update you on what Polychrome has been up to. JUST BEFORE the lockdown we SIGNED A RECORD DEAL with Outland Records - an amazing guy Stu is, and we really feel that this will be a fantastic collaboration. Stu also puts on the most amazing Synthwave gigs i’ve ever been to, and they’re always packed. My favorite was a Synthwave Cruise along the Thames last year. The atmosphere was INCREDIBLE. Obviously we have had to put our record release on hold for now. BUT..we will be back (Arnold Schwarzenegger voice!) with some of our favorite NEW Polychrome tracks so far.
Here’s a little video i put together of us in the studio;)
We are also BUZZING to have Bjorn Agren from Razorlight perform an 80’s guitar solo on one of our tracks. I’m sometimes astounded by the amazing musicians Olly brings in to the studio to record. He really is an incredible producer. Below is a picture that Bjorn from Razorlight sent us of his home studio set up in lockdown! Thanks Bjorn!
So, as some of you know, i’ve also been studying in Copenhagen for 6 weekends of this year. I’ve been studying vocal technique. I’m so privileged to be able to take part in this amazing journey with my voice. I’ve learnt SO much! Recently i’ve discovered how much i DIDN’T KNOW about interpreting my own songs for a live situation. SO.. i’ve been busy working on the story of each of our new songs. Hopefully this will help me connect with you guys more when i sing live. The story for this interpretation follows the character of a young asian cyber woman called Lucy. She has JUST survived the apocalypse, and has now been forced to live under water with the last remaining human beings. Under the sea to be specific. The story follows Lucy along a trail of love, hope and discovery - which i hope you’re all going to enjoy.
We love you guys all over the world! Stay Synthin!
Vicky and Olly