Some songs can just get into your head immediately and the ease with which they sink in can sometimes make you feel like you’ve heard it before, or that maybe its natural and familiar way about it simply allows you to warm to right from the start? Today’s song had that effect the minute I heard it and its haunting feel has definitely grabbed my attention…
Helsinki-based Pink Chameleons are a new three-piece band fronted by Black Lizard’s Paltsa-Kai Salama (Vocals & Guitar) with Antti Sauli (Bass) and Iiro Tulkki (Drums, Keyboards). Coming together in 2016 the band describes their music as a blend of Garage, Blues and Country, their sound incorporating a feeling for everything from The Stooges to Waylon Jennings – with the band’s indelible contemporary stamp on proceedings.
Paltsa-Kai has explained in a press release how, “I’ve always enjoyed band names that are somehow linked to another band but still stand on their own. When I mentioned this to Black Lizard guitarist Joni, he came up with our name Pink Chameleons”.
Pink Chameleons debut release for Soliti is the single Religion which the band describe as “…a simple and naive country song about how money has taken over the world”. With its delicate-yet-powerful melody and haunted, echoing vocals the song taps into sensitive realms, opening with the line “I’ve seen the fever of sunlight in their eyes,” as salvation is delivered in the chorus with repeated chants exclaiming “Let out love take you/let our love take you…”
Religion is available to stream now, find that here and check out the song’s accompanying stop motion animation video (created by bassist Iiro Tulkki) below.