Today, Buffalo-based groove rock quartet Aqueous released their newest studio album, Color Wheel. The new album, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 2014’s Cycles, was recorded at Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac‘s GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY, the band’s hometown.
The band explores hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz influences in this newest release, which features a collaboration with the Turkuaz Horns on “Weight Of The World”, a song we’ve seen in Aqueous’ live rotation.
The record was written and produced by the band, but this time they took a new approach – “Seventy percent of the songs were written weeks or even days before we went into the studio, so there weren’t many preconceived notions going in this time, which made it pretty exciting,” shares guitarist Mike Gantzer in a press release.
“The general concept was kind of a critique or analysis of our habits as humans with the Internet right now,” Gantzer continued in a recent interview with Billboard. “For me, a color wheel represents a palette of emotions. So we were looking at how we present this perfect version of ourselves on the Internet; We set out to make a cookie cutter version of our life that’s really idealized, but that does not represent at all the emotional complexities of a person’s life – the color wheel of different emotions.”
Listen to Aqueous’ newest release, Color Wheel, in full below:
In support of the new record, Aqueous will also embark on their most extensive headlining tour to date. Find a full list of dates below with more information available via the band’s website.