Album premiere: ‘The Wave’ by Los Colognes

Los Colognes’ third album The Wave arrives just in time for cruel summer days spent on the water. Carefree ballads interplay with playful pop melodies and an 80’s flair – think yacht rock meets Knight Rider. Welcome to the soundtrack for your summer.

Opener “Sneakin Breadcrumbs” sets the record’s tone with a blazing ballad featuring slick guitar solos designed for an epic summer fling. Cascading percussion at the 1:40 mark feels reminiscent of the Eagle’s classic “Boys of Summer.” As the tension builds the electrifying anthem reverberates with echoing harmonies that will leave listeners coming back for more.

Undulating tracks “Flying Apart,” “Molly B Good” and “Forever In Between” spark daydreams of playing hooky and riding in the car with the windows down. “The wave is coming, you’re weak in the knees,” sings front man Jay Rutherford on “Flying Apart,” a laid-back love song about the start of a new relationship.

It’s good vibes only on The Wave. “Hit the road Jack. If you’re going to fight, draw the line,” Rutherford sings on “Molly B Good.” The up-tempo track celebrates living life in the moment and “taking it all in.” At Rutherford’s request, the song will compel you to “turn the lights down low,” turn the volume up, and dance. “Forever In Between” transports listeners directly to the beach on this whimsical ballad. “Feel the breeze gently blowing, smell the sea,” sings Rutherford before borrowing a line directly from the children’s nursery rhyme Row Your Boat – “life is but a dream.”

Close your eyes, feel the breeze, and surrender to summer’s call with the help of Los Colognes’ The Wave.

The Wave is out this Friday the 12th on Big Deal Media/Thirty Tigers. Catch Nashville’s Los Colognes on tour throughout the summer including slots at Sasquatch and Lockn’ Festivals.

photo by: Mick Leonardi