- Words Notion Staff
- Photography WOLFF
Having just launched his new solo project, Man Alive, Kodaline's Mark Prendergast drops new single "Colours". Marking the new chapter, he sets the scene with 10 colourful cuts.
From co-founding and playing in Kodaline to recently launching his own solo project, Man Alive, Mark Prendergast has carved out a career as rich and varied as it is successful (we’re talking three Number One albums in Ireland and over a billion streams).
It’s only fitting that his own personal music taste is just as eclectic, so to mark the opening of a new chapter, Mark selected us 10 essential colourful cuts – including new single, “Colours”. Bright and bouncy but laced with nuanced emotion, the track sets the perfect backdrop for a sunny summer day with a new love.
"White Ferrari" by Frank Ocean
I spend the majority of my time sitting around waiting for this man to release new music.
"Redbone" by Childish Gambino
"Redbone: is one of those songs that every time I hear it I discover something new about it I love. Big old grove too.
"Blue Monday" by New Order
Probably one of the most iconic indie disco songs of all time. As far as song intro’s go, this is up there.
"Green Light' by Lorde
This song has a crazy chord change that totally flips the song halfway through. She’s one of the best artists around in my opinion.
"Purple Rain" by Prince
If you haven’t seen his Super Bowl half time show yet do yourself a favour and check it out. It rains during Purple Rain, come on.
"Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles
The Beatles were some craic. Their sense of humour and playfulness with lyrics are bursting out of this song.
"Back To Black" by Amy Winehouse
One of the best. This song is gut wrenching. That perfect collaboration of Amy and Mark Ronson together.
"Cod Liver Oil & The Orange Juice" by The Mary Wallopers
An old tune reimagined by one of Ireland's finest groups. Check out the Mary Wallopers live if you can.
"Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
They don’t do features like they used to. Two Icons coming together.
"Colours" by Man Alive
"Colours" is the first song I wrote for Man Alive where I felt like I was doing something completely new. It’s about the different sides to a personality.