Digital Shades presents his new single ‘Blue’
New single from the brand new project Digital Shades. Entitled ‘Blue’ the single features bright synths, anthemic drums and textural soundscapes. Digital Shades is a collaborative electronic music project between John Kunkel (The New Division) and James Meays (Missing Words). The New Division have an avid following and have found success being featured in such high profile publications as Pitchfork and The Guardian, among others. While Missing Words brings a fresh and colorful approach to the vintage synth pop melodies.
Digital Shades is a collaborative electronic music project between John Kunkel (The New Division) and James Meays (Missing Words). What originally began as a mutual appreciation for synthpop and 80s melodics turned into a year-long effort of songwriting and fine-tuning of over two dozen songs.
By 2018, the pair decided to release the best of their collaborative efforts - combining their best material into a 6 track EP which features a range of heart-driven emotions and euphoric subtleties. While both Kunkel and Meays share vocal duties throughout the record, on Moonraker's opening track they were assisted by Clive Farrington, best known for his work as the lead vocalist for When In Rome.
Regarding their work on the EP Kunkel states, "It took us a very long time to arrive at these six songs. We really tried our hardest to pick what we felt best captured the sound and feeling we were aiming for. It was a strenuous but exciting all the way through. I look forward to the next record we work on together.