Australian artist Collo reveals alternative rock anthem 'Eye of the Storm'
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Born and raised in Australia, Collo’s musical journey started when he was given an acoustic guitar as a Christmas present when he was 8 years old. He was trained in classical guitar but spent most of his time playing contemporary music of the day. Major early influences included AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. As the 70's moved into the 80's he was listening to many of the great Australian bands of the day such as The Angels, Australian Crawl, Cold Chisel, The Sunnyboys INXS and the Divinyls; whilst testing his family's patience with long and loud repeat plays of everything by Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi and Dire Straits. Back with new single ‘Eye Of The Storm’, Collo’s new single developed quickly.
Sharing how the track was created, Collo states, “The music was put together first over a couple of days. A few months later I woke up with the "Eye Of The Storm" words in my mind and quickly created part of the chorus then and there. The rest of the lyrics were done a couple of days later being completed in a couple of hours - the ideas and concepts really seemed to flow quite quickly once the core theme of the song had been developed.”
Speaking about the new release, Collo shares, “This song is about a girl who is in a relationship and is experiencing issues and she is concerned that she is being used by the boy, who still appears to be involved with a previous partner that he had supposedly broken up with. The girl is lacking support but wants to stand up for herself and take control of the situation she finds herself in. **Collo's comments - for me the song is about having determination, hope and resilience - despite being in a difficult situation and finding an ability to believe in yourself and that you can be strong if you are prepared to take control of your own destiny.”
A slight departure from his typical musical style, Collo was driven by desire to work with the vocalist on the track, London.
Source Chloe Mogg
April 1, 2022 6:20am ET by Chloe Mogg