The Great Diversion: Colours Review

The Great Diversion combines elements of post-hardcore and pop-punk to create a hard-hitting rock genre reminiscent of early 2000’s emo music. The power trio distinguishes itself by its melodic pop sensitivity and hard-hitting breakdowns.

Photo taken from The Great Diversion’s Facebook page. Photo taken by Mylène Desbiens

Hailing from Timmins and Hawkesbury, the band has found its home in Ottawa. After kickstarting their career with the release of their debut EP “Rocks and Rapids” in 2015, The Great Diversion has been hard at work preparing its upcoming full-length album This Is It, This Is the End. The 9 song album is self-financed, self-produced and will be self-released on October 2nd, 2020.

We took a look at the first single from This Is It, This Is The End, which is titled Colours.

The song is slow, but powerful. The guitar work is subtle but adds a nice atmosphere to the song. The drums feel like the driving force of the song instrumentally. The bass adds a nice layer of texture to the sound.

Vocally the song is very strong. The vocals are melancholy but with a subtext of hope. The lyrics are catchy, especially the chorus. The hook of the song “It’s only a matter of time, before we cease to dream in colour” fits so well with the instrumentation.

The bridge into the outro/last chorus is a nice change of pace and keeps you interested, and wondering where the song will go.

Overall the song is great. I can see this album being a big success. Keep an eye out Ottawa, big things are coming from these guys.

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