Album artwork for Always With U by Bad Colours

Bad Colours is back with his sophomore album, “Always With U,” out on Bastard Jazz Recordings in November, 2022. The London-born, Maryland-raised, Brooklyn-based DJ, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist - aka Ibe Soliman - continues to build on the well-deserved acclaim from his 2021 debut LP, “PINK.”

“Always With U” sees Ibe further develop his talents as a songwriter and producer, while maintaining the signature balance of banging dance music and dense bars that he’s quickly becoming known for. The album expands Ibe’s role to a collaborator, band leader, and all-around star-of-the-show; it’s certainly still a dance record, but there’s also so much more. Live instrumentation accompanies every track, with the notable contributions of Nigerian bassist Akin-Alade Ogo heard across the album, as well as the NY-based saxophonist Carras Paton on the jazzy, upbeat house number, “Heartache + U.”

The album largely alternates between vocal and hip house, sometimes jazzy, other times touching on R&B or dancefloor influenced pop. Dave Giles II and Cor.Ece (who recently both contributed to Beyoncé’s chart-topping “Renaissance” LP and Honey Dijon’s “Work” single) feature on “Flow,” while Toribio (of the acclaimed Brooklyn band Conclaves) provides vocals for “Do Better;” both tracks are on the mellower side, reminiscent of late-90s New York mid-tempo garage. Rising artist N.O.V. features on the second track, “Ready,” rapping over a bass-heavy beat; Marcus Harmon makes a return after appearing on “PINK,” with smooth vocals on the romantic “Come Closer.” Aforementioned JVDE can be heard throughout the album, contributing to “You Don’t Know,” “Flirtation Avenue,” and “Easy Come, Easy Go.”

“Always With U” is a testament to Bad Colours’ versatility as a producer and artist; it’s a truly stunning follow-up from an artist undoubtedly on the rise

Bad Colours

Always With U

Bastard Jazz
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Album artwork for Always With U by Bad Colours
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 11/11/2022Catalogue Number

LP-BJ-38

Bad Colours

Always With U

Bastard Jazz
Album artwork for Album artwork for Always With U by Bad Colours by Always With U - Bad Colours
Album artwork for Always With U by Bad Colours
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 11/11/2022Catalogue Number

LP-BJ-38

Bad Colours is back with his sophomore album, “Always With U,” out on Bastard Jazz Recordings in November, 2022. The London-born, Maryland-raised, Brooklyn-based DJ, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist - aka Ibe Soliman - continues to build on the well-deserved acclaim from his 2021 debut LP, “PINK.”

“Always With U” sees Ibe further develop his talents as a songwriter and producer, while maintaining the signature balance of banging dance music and dense bars that he’s quickly becoming known for. The album expands Ibe’s role to a collaborator, band leader, and all-around star-of-the-show; it’s certainly still a dance record, but there’s also so much more. Live instrumentation accompanies every track, with the notable contributions of Nigerian bassist Akin-Alade Ogo heard across the album, as well as the NY-based saxophonist Carras Paton on the jazzy, upbeat house number, “Heartache + U.”

The album largely alternates between vocal and hip house, sometimes jazzy, other times touching on R&B or dancefloor influenced pop. Dave Giles II and Cor.Ece (who recently both contributed to Beyoncé’s chart-topping “Renaissance” LP and Honey Dijon’s “Work” single) feature on “Flow,” while Toribio (of the acclaimed Brooklyn band Conclaves) provides vocals for “Do Better;” both tracks are on the mellower side, reminiscent of late-90s New York mid-tempo garage. Rising artist N.O.V. features on the second track, “Ready,” rapping over a bass-heavy beat; Marcus Harmon makes a return after appearing on “PINK,” with smooth vocals on the romantic “Come Closer.” Aforementioned JVDE can be heard throughout the album, contributing to “You Don’t Know,” “Flirtation Avenue,” and “Easy Come, Easy Go.”

“Always With U” is a testament to Bad Colours’ versatility as a producer and artist; it’s a truly stunning follow-up from an artist undoubtedly on the rise