PREMIERE: Colly will break your heart with stripped down “Shelter Me”

Colly is a five-piece alternative-rock group from the depth of Cincinnati, Ohio. The up-and-coming band was only formed back in 2017, but they have been hard at work establishing themselves as something special.

Back in August, the band released their latest single “Shelter Me” and it’s music video. The song itself features a strong bass track throughout, as it builds up slowly and climactically, with the whole band ultimately chiming in for what turns out to be an up-tempo alternative-rock about hiding behind your insecurities.

Today, we are teaming up with Colly to premiere the more laid back, stripped down version of “Shelter Me.” It takes away all of the upbeat parts and simply shifts into a something much more heartbreaking. For as loud as the full-band version gets, it’s quite the opposite here. Instead, you will find Colly relying on soothing back up vocals, simple yet stunning guitar, and key work to craft something entirely beautiful.

“‘Shelter Me’ is about anxiety. Feeling so insecure outside yourself that you’re forced into solitude, but learning to become ok with it,” Colly lead vocalist Jake Hollen explains. “That process can effect relationships with other people (chorus), so it talks about finding confidence within yourself before you can find comfort in someone else.”

If you like what you hear from Colly, they have some upcoming tour dates planned where you can check them out live. Below you will find all of those upcoming dates!

October 10– Olympia, Washington – Hotel RL

October 11 – Mount Vernon, Washington – The Conway Muse

October 12 – Bothell, Washington – The Den Coffee Shop

October 13 – Anacortes, Washington – The Brown Lantern

October 14 – Seattle, Washington – Central Saloon

October 15 – Olympia, Washington – Hotel RL

October 16 – Seattle, Washington – Tim’s Tavern

October 17 – Bellingham, Washington – The Firefly Lounge

October 18 – Pendleton, Oregon – 40 Taps

October 19 – Vancouver, Washington – Brickhouse Bar

October 20 – Eugene, Oregon – Macs Restaurant & Nightclub

October 21 – Portland, Oregon – The Lombard Pub

October 22 – Medford, Oregon – Johnny B’s Rocking Diner

October 23 – Folsom, California – Nicholsons Musicafe

October 24 – Sonora, California – Winters Tavern

October 25 – Bolinas, California – Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel

October 26 – Salinas, California – Salinas Sports Tavern

October 27 – Casa De Oro, California – De Oro Mine Co.

October 28 – Spring Valley, California – The Bancroft Bar

October 29 – Brisbee, Arizona – The Quarry

October 30 – Corrales, New Mexico – Corrales Bistro Brewery

November 1 – Wichita, Kansas – Kirby’s Beer Store

November 2 – Iowa City, Iowa – Iowa City Yacht Club

November 3 – Appleton, Wisconsin – Gibson Music Hall

November 24 – Yellow Springs, Ohio – Peach’s Grill