It’s pretty safe to say that everyone is enveloped in a ‘mercury in retrograde’ funk at the moment, so what better way to indulge your emotions than hitting play on the dark and soothing melodies of TheColorGrey?
The Belgian artist, known by some as Will Michiels, has been quite busy in recent months, releasing summer smash ‘Nothing At All’ and the wholesome ‘New Levels’ with Man Utd. star and childhood friend Romelu Lukaku in the run up to his highly anticipated debut album. His latest track, ‘Out of My Hands’ (featuring Washington-DC based Oddisee), is another example of Michiels’ signature blending of new soul, urban pop, R&B and hip hop, complete with bittersweet undertones.
At the centre of ‘Out of My Hands’ is a relaxing and melodic core, the former doing well to disguise the raw and slightly dark lyrics tackling the loss of a loved one, owing to Michiels’ seemingly effortless talent as a songwriter and producer unafraid to experiment with the personal.
“I feel like ‘Out Of My Hands’ is one of those heartfelt songs that everybody can relate to,” Grey tells us. “Every person has someone in their life they could dedicate this song to. I remember that I began writing my verse in the middle of the night thinking about someone very close to me that had recently passed away. Hence the first line – “I wish you could live forever”. The rest just came naturally while reflecting on life in general.”
Listen to ‘Out of My Hands’ feat. Oddisee below…