YOUR FAVORITE COLOR IS RED AND MINE IS BLUE
YOUR FAVORITE COLOR IS RED AND MINE IS BLUE
DIVE INTO THE MEANING OF OUR NEW SONGS!
‘Your Favorite Color Is Red and Mine Is Blue’, is about finding the acceptance of difference and the pain that can come with it. Wether it is someone you love, a community, or a belief that you may never want to let go, sometimes it can be in our best interest allowing us to grow in ways we could have never imagined. Accepting truth can be very difficult, and at times can drive us internally as well as externally to the edge of life, but it is up to us to hang on until we can see the light again.
‘Heartache’, captures the classic young rollercoaster of love, chasing, and heartbreak that comes with the powerful, but short lasting honeymoon relationship.
‘Listening’ Revolves around an individual that sees overwhelming potential between themselves and another in pursuing a romantic relationship. The two seam to have great chemistry, but the other is afraid of becoming emotionally venerable due to a broken past.
‘Their Way’, tells a tragic story of a night when an individual knowingly makes the mistake of hurting someone that they deeply care for. The two individuals have a deeply rooted connection. But, due to their unwillingness to communicate true feelings, find themselves playing sorrowful love games with each other until one of them takes it to far. The night is full of pain causing suffering to the point that self harm would almost be considered to distract from the emotional guilt and heartache. Hence the lyric, “oh it’s getting late, gonna break every bone, take me home. Take me home”.
‘If There’s Anything’, surrounds the fantasy of, “love at first sight”. Although, the individual that the song is based upon has never felt this themselves. They long for the feeling as it is imagined to be euphoric and sublime, but are conflicted because it seams to unrealistic. Frustrated by this, the song portrays the wishful feelings of bliss and confidence that the two individuals must be with the other. But also carries subtle underlying feeling of conflict by believing it is nothing but a simple fantasy.
Your Favorite Color is an Alternative Indie Rock band out of Huntington Beach, California consisting of Matt Warren (lead vocalist), Luke Fuhrman (drummer), Ari Miranda (bass guitarist), David Silveria (lead guitarist), and Nicky Neighbors (keyboardist). The band started when Matt moved from Lehi, Utah to Huntington Beach, CA at the age of fifteen due to his mother’s job promotion. Matt began taking vocal lessons from a local music program which led him join his first band called ‘The White Wheeled Indies’ (WWI). Matt played a few local backyard shows with WWI as their lead guitarist, but the band broke up shortly afterwards. Not knowing what to do with music, Matt was shown how to create a personal home studio by a former friend/vocalist of WWI named Cameron Peniado (current lead guitarist for ‘The Shakes’). It was there he wrote the song that began his dream of becoming a musician called “Heartache” along with a couple other demos under the artist name of ‘Peri’. After the song demo was released on SoundCloud there was a surprising amount of positive feedback from local peers. Soon after the release, former drummer of WWI named Luke Fuhrman reached out to Matt with a desire to turn the SoundCloud demos into something greater. Luke and Matt worked together and used there resources to make the songs playable live by using backing tracks and an old worn PA system. But, it still wasn’t enough and they needed more members. Then came another good friend of theirs named Ari Miranda. At the time Ari was 17 years
old and had left Huntington Beach on a solo journey to Hawaii due his hunger of exploration for the world around him and need of Independence. Although Ari found a large piece of himself in Hawaii, after about seven months he decided that he had outgrown the island and wanted to shoot for higher skies. Therefore, moved back to Huntington to join Matt and Luke in there creation of what was yet to be ‘Your Favorite Color’. Now that Matt and Luke had a third member, they decided they were ready for the eyes of world, but still needed something to call themselves. By going through countless names for weeks they decided on ‘Your Favorite Color’, which came from one of Matt’s original song demos called “Your Favorite Color Is Red and Mine Is Blue”. Matt, Luke and Ari then played their first show at Chain Reaction Studious in Anaheim, CA and surprisingly brought a good sized crowd. Since then, the band has grown exponentially gaining a fourth and even a fifth band member named David Silveria,(son of the original drummer of the rock band Korn)and Nichola Neighbors (Nicky), a good friend of Ari's. David brought a very pleasant and epic Muse/Interpol feel to their music, giving it just the right amount of electricity that the band needed. Nicky on the other hand, adds a contrasting dark 80's goth tone with his collection of synthesizers and vintage overcaots. Through hard work and dedication, the band is on a trajectory aiming for a journey that none of them will ever forget.