The state of Virginia claims to be a place for lovers. If you ask Pusha T, he’d most likely tell you it’s a place for hustlers. Apparently the guys with The Five One didn’t get either memo because this VA crew is all about the colors. Below is a quick excerpt from the group’s bio explaining their sound and vision. If you like what you read, give their new tune a spin.
The Five One’s influences range from legendary rock/pop artists to the most iconic figures in hip-hop culture. If you had to define their sound you would have to imagine The Beatles rapping over a punk song made by Bob Marley. Although their sound is refreshing, the most meaningful aspect behind The Five One is their concept. Revalulion [rev-uh-loo-lee-n], is the action of personifying oneself as a color, which is a philosophical term coined by the band. The members of The Five One Red, Blue, Green, and Gold, have simplified themselves from the complexities of societal identity by becoming colors. Defined only by the color in their closets, the color-coded quartet has a niche for meaningful lyrics and a sound that defies the norms of popular music.
Hit the jump for a video of “Monster Mutants Vampires” and for a quick list of upcoming shows.
May 20th 8×10 Baltimore MD
May 28th Jammin Java Vienna, VA
June 18th The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
July 22nd Masquerade Atlanta, GA
July 29th Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
September 14th James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
September 17th Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
“Mandatory” as well as other songs from The Five One are now on iTunes, you can check them out here.