After a series of single releases, pluko’s full second album, titled COLOR BLIND, is here. Straying away from the softer, more instrumental sounds we heard in his debut album sixteen, COLOR BLIND continues down the path of pluko’s genre-pushing musicality. Though he does incorporate some of these elements we have previously heard in past releases, this project is definitely showcases the evolution of his production skills as an artist.
Prior to the album release, pluko shared a few singles including “Higher,” “Used To,” “Blessings,” among a few others, each one getting us more and more ready for the project in its entirety (“Higher” was definitely on repeat every day for at least a week). All 13-tracks make for a truly mesmerizing listening experience that innovate and show his progression as an artist.
This project was not a solo venture for pluko as he found himself joined by Panama, ilo ilo, Nate Travelerr, and Cassette Tapes, pushing his abilities into new territories. Make sure to keep your ears open as he does throw in quite a few hidden gems, including a morse code poem in “i hope its not goodbye.”
One of his goals for COLOR BLIND was to “create a vibe that feels extremely fresh. Something that nobody has heard before,” and this goal is certainly accomplished thanks to a unique mixture of vocal incorporation, sparkling synth-work, and multi-layered production.
“COLOR BLIND represents a moment in time where music is the only thing that you let affect you.”
Accompanying the release is a full album film, clocking in at 44:44, the same length of the listening experience itself.
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