OKLAHOMA CITY — Nashville-based artist and Edmond native Bryce Merritt will return home in support of the release of his latest EP, “CHROMA: III,” and a full-band performance at the Tower Theatre.
Merritt takes the stage Nov. 3 at the Tower, 425 NW 23rd, with the fiery rock ‘n’ roll trio, KALO, fronted by Israeli guitarist and Oklahoma City resident, Bat-Or Kalo.
“CHROMA: III” is the third installment of Merritt’s color-coded CHROMA series, which debuted in 2016. Songs on “CHROMA: III” were recorded in June at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studios and feature memorable melodies showcasing Merritt’s wide vocal range, layers of intertwining harmonies and sparkling guitar licks. Their production blurs the line between vulnerable singer-songwriter and infectious radio pop.
“CHROMA: III” was released worldwide on download and streaming sites Oct. 26.
“‘CHROMA: III’ is red, and I hope you feel the whole spectrum of that color as you listen to this music,” Merritt said. “From cool convertibles, to sugary sweets, to romantic reverie — I hope you feel it intertwined throughout the music in different ways.”
“I’m excited to share an evening at Tower with Bryce in support of his incredible latest album,” Kalo said. “We know it will be a night of celebration and we want all lovers of local and independent music to come and support.”
Musically, KALO’s sound has been described as similar to the rich water of the Lower Mississippi River, carrying with it so many pieces as it flows, its parts are hard to distinguish. Part blues, Americana, R&B, jazz and rock, KALO’s sound is electric, genre bending and infectious. KALO has been compared to the White Stripes meets Diana Krall with a splash of John Lee Hooker and a tease of Elvis. The band is based in Oklahoma by way of Israel and Texas.
Merritt creates soul-infused pop music with a true songwriter’s sensibility. Drawing influence from the likes of Justin Timberlake and John Mayer, Bryce’s music boasts an infectious groove paired with honest lyrics. Since his debut release in 2014, Bryce has played over 300 shows in every corner of the country. Bryce breaks the wall between artist and audience and invites his listeners in with his charismatic and melodic story-telling.