The experiences can be very vivid. The first time I remember seeing colors was when I was driving and listening to music. I had to pull over to the side of the road because I started seeing faint streaks of colors. I actually didn’t know the name of the condition at the time until I read a neuropsychology book called Musicophelia, written by Oliver Sacks.
The colors are more subdued if I choose to suppress any music around me. On the other hand, if I consciously think about the music around me, it brings more color to my eyes. It’s one the main reasons why I love playing music.
Each track on the Chromatics conveys 3 different colors that I see, and some of them are shown in the photographic artwork for the album.
Chromatics is a departure from my last record. I sing less on it and it focuses more on synth textures, glitch pop electronics, and driving drum machines. As for the vocals, I purposely didn't have a vision for them. I wrote, mixed, and mastered all of the songs by myself in my room.
The song is called Take A Chance because it’s about taking a chance to trust someone who wants to create something more beautiful with you. The lyrics tell a story about two people who are struggling to move forward in their relationship. One of them wants to have a more vibrant romance together, while the other wants to have something more emotionless because he/she is scared of being vulnerable. It’s the only track with my vocals on it.