The Colour Compound

The Colour Compound

 Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, IND
BandAlternativeRock

Sometimes, it can just be about the love of music; an acoustic duo who wrote down songs about experiences that they’d had and shared, soon felt the need to expand their sound and found their way into The Colour Compound. ‘Genre’ today is a relative word, something to be decided after each song is heard.
There are colours in moods, emotions and sounds, those seen and unseen, some colours still to be found.

Biography

Starting off as an acoustic duo, who wrote songs about experiences that they’d had and shared, soon felt the need to expand their sound and found their way into The Colour Compound.

Bradley Tellis played in a band that called themselves 'Thrice 9' and Rohan Mazumdar who was a former member of 'Something Relevant', met in college and played in a band together after which they began writing songs and performing as an acoustic duo called The Hollow Bodies.
After playing a bunch shows within Mumbai and a few in other cities they managed to land shows like opening for the 'Scorpions' and playing at the Rolling Stone Magazine launch in India.
Meanwhile, Aditya Ashok and Adil Kurwa played drums & bass respectively for a 4 piece Alternative Rock act called 'The SOS' – a band that was on an indefinite hiatus at the time.

Bradley and Aditya played in the college band together the following year, around the same time as Bradley and Rohan were feeling like they wanted to experiment with playing with a full band set-up. Experimentation then began and a few months later 'The Colour Compound' was formed. 15 months after that, the band already has 2 albums worth of music, which is a tasteful blend of Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B & everything in between. But above all of this, the band simply makes honest music, writing about optimism, women, god, loss, and life itself.
Their first gig was part of a music festival held in late 2009. With regular gigs at venues like Blue Frog and Hard Rock Café amongst others within the city, they recently began traveling to play shows in other cities too with the intention of spreading their music.

Lyrics

Miracles And Magic

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

MIRACLES AND MAGIC

VERSE

A long, long time ago,
A handsome man walked the earth,
He made but one promise,
That no man he would ever desert.
Some called him mysterious
And some of them thought he was odd
And there were these others
Who decided called him God.

CHORUS

Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
The point where;
Miracles and Magic coincide.

VERSE

Much, much later,
A funny looking kid was born,
Most people knew him,
As Harry Houdini this one,
What he did, I said,
Everyone just called a trick.
They said its not any miracle,
But just some plain old magic.

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Now if I ask you to believe,
Then, would you just blindly believe?
If I ask you to question,
Not to give up your faith,
Can’t you all see..

FINAL CHORUS

Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
The point where;
Miracles and Magic well...
Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
Now tell me who are we to decide (Now tell me who are we to decide)
The point where;
Miracles and Magic coincide.

Just Another Deja Vu

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

JUST ANOTHER DE JA VU

VERSE

Familiar people, familiar faces,
I see them in familiar places.
Same shit a different day,
I see it in a different way.
I don’t know what I’m going to do,
But I just know I’ll be with you.
I don’t know how, I don’t know where,
Don’t know when don’t really care.

PRE-CHORUS

And sometimes I want to know if it has happened before
Because it feels like it has,
And sometimes it makes me think, sometimes it brings me to the brink,
I’m wondering if I’ll glad

CHORUS

Cause it’s just another deja vu
Just another deja vu
It’s just another deja vu
And I want a million more with you

VERSE

I’m going around in circles,
Thinking if its going to be alright
Of what is going to happen to me,
What is going to be my plight
If it comes around again,
Its going to drive me around the bend
Will I get another chance and
Will I get to make my amends

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE

It keeps happening over and over x 4

CHORUS

Can't Afford To Cry

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

CAN’T AFFORD TO CRY

VERSE

They keep telling me it’s gonna get better,
But I can’t seem to shake this rainy weather.
Wait, they say, it’ll only be a while,
Before my frown flips over to smile.
But, it’s bee so hard and it’s been so long
And no I cant listen to another happy song,
Cause it’s not working, the feelings still lurking around
And it’s bringing me down.

CHORUS

I just wanna close my eyes,
I can’t afford to cry no;
I; I just wanna close my eyes
I cant afford to cry

VERSE

(I say to myself)
What you gonna do when they come for you?
And what you gonna say when it still wont go your way?
Where you gonna go when you hear another no ?
And who you gonna call when you have your next fall?
Cause there’s no one around when you hit the ground,
There’ll be no one there, no one who really cares
About you,
Just the mother fuckers who’ll doubt you.

CHORUS

BRIDGE

I can’t deal with the fight,
I can’t tell what is right,
So, I pray before I sleep
At night
No it wont go away
Feels like it’s here to stay
Don’t wanna wake to another
Day.

CHORUS

I just wanna close my eyes,
I can’t afford to cry no;
I; I just wanna close my eyes
I cant afford to cry

The Other Side

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

THE OTHER SIDE

VERSE

So much left to wonder,
So much left unknown,
Can’t seem to find the answers,
Even when I’m all alone,
But still I go on thinking
And try to figure it out,
Hope that it’ll all come to me
And its gonna clear my doubts

CHORUS

I wanna climb atop a mountain
And take a good look at the sky.
I wonder what is waiting
For me on the other side.
On; the other side.

VERSE

Questions creep up on me,
Like some kind of plague
And through all the sickness
I try to keep a smile upon my face.
No, they wont relate now,
They may never get me
And when I’m gone I wonder
How easy they’ll forget me.

CHORUS

BRIDGE

I’m captive in my own life,
Trying to find a good way out.
I can’t fall asleep another night
Until I got it figured out.
I got it figured X 2
Till I got it figured out

CHORUS

FINAL CHORUS

I’m gonna climb atop a mountain,
I’m gonna take a good look at the sky.
If I still don’t find my answers
Well, then I just might take the dive.

What's The Worst

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

WHAT’S THE WORST

VERSE

That girl,
She was a no-go from the get go,
So I put my weapons down to the floor,
Surrendered, said that I’d say no more,
But her perfect hair to her pedicured toes,
And Whoa;
When she danced yeah she could get low,
She seemed too hard to woo,
Unless I tried though, I’d never know.

CHORUS

So I tried my luck anyway,
What’s the worst that she could say?
If she says yes, then well woo-hoo
If she says no, then well; hey.

VERSE

This other girl,
She was a friend of a friend of friend of mine,
Yup I know that that’s a long line,
But this girl, she was so my kind,
She was pretty upfront and looked great from behind,
And I;
Couldn’t get her out of mind,
Only wanted her to be mine,
And there was only one way to find; out

CHORUS

BRIDGE

So I’ma give it a shot,
I’ma give it all I got,
I’ma give it a shot,
I don’t care weather or not,
I’m gonna give it a shot,
I’ma give all that I got,
I’ma give it a shot,
I don’t care weather or not

CHORUS X 2

You Are Everywhere

Written By: Rohan Mazumdar, Bradley Tellis, Adil Kurwa, Aditya Ashok

YOU ARE EVERYWHERE

VERSE

They say that I sound just like you,
But I don’t hear it.
I do a lot of thing just like you’d do,
When I don’t even know it.

PRE-CHORUS

There must be something in my ways,
That I do not see.
Something that wont go away,
That’ll stay between you and me.

CHORUS

Cause I wake up to the sound of your voice,
Just to find that you’re no longer there.
Now, it seems like I don’t have a choice,
Cause we bleed the same blood
And we are the same person,
Now, I know that you are everywhere.

VERSE

Something bout the way that I smile,
Makes it look like I’ve done something wrong,
Cause there’s a certain look in my eye,
That was yours before it was mine.

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Now that you can fly,
Take me by the hand,
We’ll soar over seven seas,
And to the promised land.

FINAL CHORUS

And I’ll wake up to the sound of your voice,
I’ll still find that you’re no longer there
And I’ll know that I don’t have a choice,
Cause we bleed the same blood
And we are the same person,
Now, I know X 4
That you are everywhere;
You are everywhere X 2
Now I know that you are everywhere.

Discography

By Your Side – Single
Sincerely Yours – EP – June 2011

Set List

Rearrange
The Boy Who Lost The Plot
Wires
Take Me There
Is There A Way
Let Us Not Fight It
Just Fine
What’s’ The Worst
Unbreakable
Miracles And Magic
Just Another Déjà Vu
Can’t Afford To Cry
The Other Side
You Are Everywhere