Grouplove: “Colors” (free track)October 29, 2010
Here’s a download of their first single, Colours
And here’s their publicity poop:
Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists “without any hesitation” she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. “Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do” recalls Zucconi.
On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band “Grouplove” a year before it was officially formed.
Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the new friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. Grouplove was faced with the challenge of what to do now. “We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn’t just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece,” explains Zucconi. Everyone pulled their funds together and made their way to Ryan Rabin’s studio in LA to record their album. “We seriously had the best time of our lives doing that record”, says Zucconi. And the result is an incredibly special EP where soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems lead you through their powerful journey. Like the members of Grouplove, their music is diverse in influence and style but bonded together by an undeniably creative kinship.
Their experience back together and recording together was so potent that Hooper and Zucconi packed up their lives in Brooklyn and moved to LA to live and play their music.
“We never could have dreamt this up” says Zucconi, “but at the same time we’re not at all surprised – Grouplove is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.”