Never has there been a better time to unleash Colorama’s new album upon the world. No less than 10 years in the making, Welsh singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Carwyn Ellis has honed the fittingly-titled “Some Things Just Take Time”, flavoured with the great US tradition of delivering strong narratives through timeless song-writing.
“The title, and much of this album, is inspired by my deep admiration for American music; the kind of titles you’d see on the raw blues records of the Fat Possum label, along with a dollop of old country wisdom, but manifested as an acoustic-flavoured record,” Carwyn explains. Tenderly nodding to US songwriters such as John D Loudermilk (‘So Long’ recalls the Nashville legend’s knack for story-telling) or the distinct vocal and guitar sound of Glen Campbell, Some Things Just Take Time is an album that equally finds passion for the finely-crafted songs of Townes Van Zandt or fearless Celtic soul of Van Morrison’s as for the 1930s-1940s American pop of The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, and Bing Crosby.
“Gall Pethau Gymryd Sbel” is featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.