Col3trane is 19, Egyptian-American living between the UK & LA. Sonically gets a lot of comparisons to Frank Ocean but he’s got his own lane – opened for Dua Lipa on tour (same management as her and Lana del Rey), did sets at Coachella with SG Lewis and FKJ – both who he has songs with, and has sold out shows in UK, Europe, Australia – these are his first here. His Heroine EP dropped on May 31st with features from Goldlink, RAYE and DJDS. This tour marks his first headlining U.S. Tour which starts in NYC.
Born and raised in North London to American parents, his earliest memories of listening to music came from long road trips where the car would be filled with the sounds of Motown, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and his mum’s favorite, Prince. Then, as a small child developing his own taste, a copy of 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ made its way into his possession, thus beginning a love affair with hip-hop. As a teenager Col3trane took a deep dive into the genre’s golden era: Nas, Biggie, and more. It was inevitable that he’d end up making music himself. A lifetime of influences were bubbling under and waiting to burst out.
Col3trane is a bag of exciting contradictions. His music lives a life of its own; experimental. Passionate, twisted, and unusual but with an undeniable pop appeal. He’s an artist equally at home on the arena stage as he was creating beats in his bedroom trying to capture the sounds exploding in his head. Ask him who his peers are and he can’t answer, putting it in the simple but truest term, “My lane, it’s a new one.”