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VETO; Photo Credit: Kristoffer Juel
Danish electro-rockers VETO have announced their long-awaited fourth studio album 16 Colors, which arrives this Friday, February 9th. The LP following a string of captivating singles like “I Am Here” and “A Pit” – and the title track that The Big Takeover has the pleasure of premiering today.
The song title refers to the 16 colors named in the HTML specification, and thus to the palette, which is a basic color scheme for all online traffic. The title track ’16 Colors” exemplifies this widescreen color spectrum. Bursting forth with thick, propulsive synths lines until giving way to the urgent pleading from frontman Troels Abrahamsen, the number is a mesmerizing showcase for everything that makes the band VETO a must-listen.
A spellbinding ambience engulfs “16 Colors”, bringing you into the distinct world that can only be VETO. It’s a landscape both organic and otherworldly. This unique character is found in all aspects of the band, making them stand apart from the many sound-alike peers. “16 Colors” is filled to the brim with innovative choices, but ones that don’t interfere with the emotion and heart of the song.
The band reveals, ““16 Colors” has been a somewhat general symbol for the record. The title refers to the sixteen colors that are named in the HTML-specification and thereby the palette that is a basic distributor of color in our online behavior. The sixteen colors recur in the early computers and operating systems. They represent a big step forward compared to the two colored systems in the early age of computers, while it is still a limited palette. To us, the limitations of the colors we see (pre-selected on our behalf or self chosen) are defining for our understanding of the world, and it is this issue I have wished to examine on this album.”
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