This Saturday on idobi Radio, we’re excited to announce we’ll be airing our exclusive interview with The Color Morale frontman Garret Rapp.
Talking with the longtime vocalist about creating stability between his band’s serious on-stage subject matter and their fun-filled behind-the-scenes antics (have you seen their Mannequin Challenges, yet?), Rapp opened up saying it’s definitely necessary.
“Oh yeah.There’s gotta be a balance, man.” Rapp said. “I’ve had people refer to me as ‘The Suicide Guy.’ I’m like, ‘Wait, what?! When did that happen?’ I’ve been asked a couple of times, ‘What it’s like knowing that you’re the band that started hopecore?’ [And I’m like,] ‘What the hell is hopecore? I’ve never… Is that a thing?’”
Rapp continued to touch on the hopecore label saying, “I guess naturally if something you do is about [suicide] prevention it kind of unintentionally becomes gimmicky. And of course there’s no gimmick in our band, it’s just raw, honest truth. It’s what I’ve always written about and I still continue to do and talk about. But there has to be some balance, man. If it were so serious and so heavyhearted, my back would break. I can’t carry all that [emotion].
To get a deeper dive into our chat with Rapp and hear what he has to say about touring with Our Last Night and singing Justin Beiber on stage every night, be sure to tune into idobi.com/radio from 4-5pm PST // 7-8pm EST this Saturday.
Until then, make sure to check out The Color Morale’s latest music video for “Walls” below and pick up tickets to see them on the Face To Face Tour here.