Black Pumas are in their element perfoming “Colors”

Watch the Texas duo play their breakout single at Austin’s Arlyn Studio.

July 22, 2019

Austin duo Black Pumas started out as a studio project for founding member Adrian Quesada before he linked up with busking vocalist Eric Burton — so it makes sense that they come to life when the red light is switched on.


A new video capturing the group as it records the stirring retro-soul ballad "Colors" is premiering above. Recorded at Austin's Arlyn Studio, the song is a highlight from Black Puma's recently-released self-titled debut album.

Speaking to The FADER via email, the band said: "'Colors' was written while the sun was going down on a rooftop in New Mexico. Finding inspiration in the multicolored hues of the night sky. The song is a message of togetherness but there’s awareness of mortality mixed in amongst."

"The band had and opportunity to spend a few days in Austin’s legendary Arlyn Studio," they continued. "While decamped in the sprawling space they decided to run through a handful of songs that had become fine tuned after relentless touring. Our friend Amos David McKay was there to capture that day and we’re extremely thankful he did."

Black Pumas are in their element perfoming “Colors”