Col3trane has established himself as one of this year’s most exciting artists to watch with Heroine.
It’s a succinct slice of future RnB from a virtuosic lyricist.
Not one to lack in rhythm and melody, Col3trane’s seven-song collection Heroine is a collection of trap-infused RnB that will surely make its way onto your playlists.
Off the back of a fortnight’s worth of Coachella performance’s alongside FG Lewis and FKJ, 20-year old vocalist, musician and rapper Col3trane has released a promising EP Heroine packed with down-right bangers and down-to-earth reflections.
The title track Heroine details a girl that is both a saviour and a snake, a heroine and a poison. He desires her but she will be the death of him. After the opener Divine Intervention, Col3trane wastes no time in deeply serenading you before dropping the hi-hats in a trap-infused beat that remains throughout the albums best moments.
While Heroine will certainly get the head nodding inside your hoodie, the whole EP maintains a relaxed vibe, as if Col3trane didn’t once break a sweat throughout the recording and writing of these songs. It’s a sultry strut through a melancholy mind, flying through the city lights on the way home after a late night.
Problems In Us is an EP highlight, produced by the London-based Sega Bodega, it fuses a virtuosic vocal with hypnotic stringwork and a glitch-heavy beat. In perhaps his most personal and open moment to date, Cole sings of a love gone wrong across the intimate track. This theme pervades the EP on other releases such as the Goldlink-featuring Superpowers, named Zane Lowe’s World Record and his DJDS and Raye collaboration The Fruits.
Following the release of B.O.O.T late last summer, Cole solidified his standing as one of London’s most differentiated young talents. With sold out dates across Australia and Europe, a shortlist for the MTV Brand New 2019 and an appearance on the cover of Arena Homme +’s 25th-anniversary issue, Cole is continuing to push boundaries and establish himself as one of this year’s most exciting artists to watch.