Colour Film

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Music for your mind’s eye.

With songs that play like home movies rich in imagery and characters, Colour Film is the stage name of Hamilton, Ontario’s Matthew de Zoete. Mixing a storyteller’s eye for detail with melodic pop hooks, he takes snapshots of everyday life to illuminate the underlying threads. Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and working with Beck.

Balancing sincerity and perspective, Colour Film’s lyrics open little windows onto wide vistas, throwing light on everything from old friends and new babies to waking up on the right side of the wrong bed.

Colour Film’s latest release is the single “Open Road”, on which he shares the mic with Caroline Brooks of Good Lovelies as they ride off into an atmospheric sunset conjured up with producer Les Cooper. Inspired by a bike ride with his wife and two young daughters, the song explores the idea of a loved one unlocking possibilities and shaping your path into the future.

Since 2006, Matthew de Zoete (pronounced “duh-ZOO-tuh”) has released four albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has shared the stage with acts like Serena Ryder, Great Lake Swimmers, and Whitehorse, and he’s performed at festivals including North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, JUNOfest, and Stukafest (Netherlands).