All The Colours Of You

Album: All the Colours of You (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • The title track of James' 16th studio album, "All The Colours Of You" is one of several songs on the record that covers both the personal and the political.
  • Quarantine with you
    Our world's a private zoo


    The first verse and chorus capture the peculiar difficulties and rewards of compressed living during quarantine. "Both my sons moved into our house," frontman Tim Booth told Uncut magazine. "We had to work out our relationship, go deeper than that."
  • The second verse and chorus look at the end of Donald Trump's presidency, which US-based Tim Booth witnessed firsthand. He likens Covid quarantine with being trapped in Trump's "dis-United States" and declares the president is, "The Ku Klux Klan, coup-coup, coup-coup."

    They want a boogaloo with you
    He's the Ku Klux Klan, he's the Ku Klux Klan
    coup-coup, coup-coup,coup-coup, coup-coup


    Booth told The Independent he wrote the lyric eight months before the 2020 election and Trump's attempted coup. "Trump is a potential fascist dictator," he said. "He has gone on record as saying we have to stop the mass of Americans voting because if they do vote the Republicans will never win another election. And that's what they were trying to do, stop the vote."
  • Peter Glennie, the brother of James' bassist Jim Glennie, played the EBow on this track. The EBow is a guitar device that, by using an electromagnetic field, produces a sound reminiscent of a bow on the strings.
  • Partly recorded before the coronavirus pandemic, All The Colours Of You sees James teaming up with Jacknife Lee. The producer worked remotely on the album from his home.

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