November 9, 2020
COLORBLIND DIVES INTO THE WRITING PROCESS OF THEIR LATEST RELEASES, "STAY" AND "THE DEEP END"
Texas locals, Colorblind are the alternative music four-piece the scene needs right now. Fresh off the release of their past two singles “Stay” and “The Deep End,” the band is gearing up for more releases soon. While taking influence from those of the rock, pop, and hip-hop world, the band is bound to blow us soon. I had the pleasure of talking with them about their past releases and what is to come in their future!
1. Congrats on the release of your newest single “Stay!” Can you walk us through the writing process of this song?
The writing for our most recent song "Stay" actually began 3 years ago in 2017. We were preparing to fly to California from Texas to record 2 songs with Erik Ron. Erik is a producer/writer best known for his work with Panic! At The Disco, Hands Like Houses, Issues, Saosin, & many more. We recorded some ideas back at home that we then brought to the studio and finalized. However, after sitting on the song for a few months we decided we wanted to rewrite some of the vocals. So we went to another producer named Robby Joyner in Houston, TX and redid vocals for "Stay"
2. What was the production of this song like as well?
The process of producing "Stay" was a lot of fun, but also a lot of hard work. We had never been to a studio at that level before. So we were all pretty nervous to say the least.
3. Who would you coin as your musical inspirations while writing this song?
We try and pull inspiration from all sorts of bands and genres. We all love hip-hop, metal, pop, rock, and indie. We listen to bands and artists like PVRIS, Oliver Tree, Bring Me The Horizon, Chase Atlantic, and Picturesque.
4. You also dropped a music video for “Stay!” What was the filming process like?
The filming process for "Stay" was interesting. We never planned on doing a music video in the beginning. We originally planned on doing an animated visual video, but decided to rent a nice projector to send the video through it. So we found a director, rented a warehouse, and shot the video in just 4 hours!
5. "Stay” follows your past 2020 release “The Deep End.” How was the writing of these two songs different?
"The Deep End" and "Stay" had pretty different writing processes. They were recorded about 1-2 years apart from each other and you can almost tell from the sound of them. The vocal melodies and instrumentals are very different from one another. These two songs were also done by different producers.
6. What inspired you to release “The Deep End” as the beginning of your newest era?
We thought "The Deep End" was a good jumping off point to where we want to head in our musical future. It's a taste of what's to come. We want to stay true to our roots and have big choruses with heavy guitars and whatnot, but we also want to branch out and write catchy vocal melodies with groovy verses. We want to experiment and have fun.
7. How has hailing from Austin, Texas affected the way you approach music?
Austin, TX is supposed to be the live music capital of the world. There are a lot of talented musicians and bands here. But being from here hasn't affected the way we approach music. We continue to just write what makes us happy.
8. How has being a four-piece proven difficult in finding a sound you all agree with?
Luckily, we all like most of the same music. One member may like a certain genre more than another, but we love mixing genres and creating new things. We are all open to new ideas and possibilities.
9. Can we expect a longer body of work from you soon?
We currently have no plan for longer bodies of work. While we do have some stuff we are working on, we can't exactly talk about that right now.
10. What song would you recommend someone to listen to if they’ve never heard you before?
Our song "At The Wheel '' or "Stay" would be a good song to listen to! They both have cool music videos too!