- 27 Jul 23
The new single is taken from the Kodaline guitarist's upcoming EP.
After launching his new solo project with the release of 'Be Someone' last month, Kodaline's Mark Prendergast has returned with a new single, 'Colours', under his Man Alive moniker – alongside a music video, premiering below.
The new single is the title track from his debut EP, Colours, set to be released on September 15.
“I was just like a kid in a candy shop when making this EP," Mark comments. "When you’re in a band and you get it right, there’s a confidence that comes from a gang mentality, and that’s great, but this was the total opposite. Just the idea of going solo was a thrill, but the songs always came first and drove everything. Like everybody else in this world, you go through moments where you're fucking great and you go through moments where you're not. I suppose each song is just about a different kind of emotion, and that discovery of figuring out who you are and all that kind of craic.”
Drawing inspiration from the sunny euphoria of Tame Impala – but driven by sharp pop sensibilities – 'Colours' marks a notable expansion of Mark's musical horizons, following his chart-topping success as a member of, and co-songwriter with, Kodaline.
The launch of the Man Alive project was shaped by both a break-up and the outset of lockdown, providing Mark with a rush of inspiration. He's played just two shows under the new moniker. One was at a house party, with Gavin James and members of Soft Launch serving as his backing band, and our current Best Of Ireland cover star, Aisling Bea, guesting as MC. The other was a lauded headliner at The Waiting Room in London on Tuesday.
Take a look at the video for 'Colours' below: