Following his successful 2016 EP Color Blind: Love, 21st century soul maven October London unveils the next installment, Colorblind: Hate & Happiness—out at all digital retailers and streaming partners today via Cadillacc Music.
Among its eight tracks, the EP boasts the emotionally charged single “Driving Me To Drink,” which London also personally produced. Channeling a seventies spirit, he delivers an honest and hard-hitting hook over a backdrop of bluesy electric guitars and shuddering keys. Okayplayer. wrote, “This South Bend, Indiana native is totally worth keeping an eye on,” while You Know I Got Soul praised how he “sings past his pain.”
Whether it’s the sharp funky swing of “Sail Away” or the Southern California cruising of “Top Down” feat. Snoop Dogg, Color Blind: Hate & Happiness sees London really take flight on his own, while paying homage to the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Debarge Brothers, Sam Cooke, and more.
About the music, London comments, “The idea of the EP stemmed from my love of old school music. Snoop and I were admiring the authenticity of the sound and passion. In that sense, it was a joint effort. I wanted to highlight the different moods that affected me most as a fan: Love, Hate, and Happiness. Old school music was my foundation, and I wanted to pay tribute to that and build on it. I want my fans to know that I care about how music used to be, but I also want to add to it in my own way. I don’t just do one genre; I realize most of my fans can appreciate more than one genre. You’ll hear more from me soon!”