Bands evolve from album to album as the lives of its members, and their music tastes, continue to change. That’s particularly true in the case of Columbus, whose debut album was entitled Spring Forever, but its follow-up A Hot Take on Heartbreak has seen the Brisbane trio opting for a dramatic change of season.
“On Spring Forever we went into the studio and did exactly what we wanted,” recalls Columbus’ singer/guitarist Alex Moses of their debut. “But after touring that record and it coming time to do a new one, we realised that the music we wanted to play was distinctly different.”
“We didn’t want to be a pop punk band anymore,” elaborates Alex. “We didn’t even want to be a punk band anymore. We wanted people to know us as a rock band.”
A Hot Take on Heartbreak will certainly leave listeners in no doubt about that, or that this change has harnessed excellent, if surprising, results.
A Hot Take on Heartbreak out on May 25th
Columbus’ new album provides a fresh take on musically catchy, lyrically interesting rock. The album sees the band entering a creative gearshift, including the sense of perspective that living with the songs from their debut for 18 months while on the road provided the band with. “The process was a little more intensive this time around,” says Alex on writing the tunes that would become A Hot Take on Heartbreak.
Listen to ‘Don’t Know How To Act’ here:
123 Agency + Unified Music Group present:
A Hot Take On Heartbreak
Friday 15th June
Oxford Art Factory – Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th June
Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd June
The Zoo – Brisbane, QLD
‘A Hot Take on Heartbreak’
out May 25th