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"Different Colors" is a song written and recorded by American alternative rock band Walk the Moon for their third studio album, Talking Is Hard (2014). The song was released to alternative radio stations as the album's second single on May 5, 2015.

"Different Colors"
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Single by Walk the Moon
from the album Talking Is Hard
ReleasedMay 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
Recorded
Genre
Length3:42
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Eli Maiman
  • Kevin Ray
  • Nicholas Petricca
  • Sean Waugaman
Producer(s)Tim Pagnotta
Walk the Moon singles chronology
"Shut Up and Dance"
(2014)
"Different Colors"
(2015)
"Work This Body"
(2016)
Music video
"Different Colors" on YouTube

Contents

Commercial performanceEdit

"Different Colors" has so far peaked at number seven on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, making it Walk the Moon's third top ten hit on the chart.[1]

Music videoEdit

A lyrics music video for "Different Colors" was filmed in the band's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] City landmarks featured in the video include Eden Park, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, the Ohio River, Cincinnati Union Terminal, and Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove.[2] This is Walk the Moon's second video to be filmed in Cincinnati, after "Anna Sun" in 2012.[2]

The official music video, featuring scenes and footage from the band's spring tour, was released on June 11, 2015. Filmed at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Terminal 5 and Radio 104.5 birthday show at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.[3]

Live performancesEdit

The band performed "Different Colors" along with "Shut Up and Dance" at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on August 30, 2015.

Use in other mediaEdit

Beginning in June 2015, "Different Colors" was featured in several television commercials for Pop Open Music, the summer music program of Pepsi. Walk the Moon had signed on as one of the first bands to partner with Pepsi on the project, Feel the Music.[4] Additionally, "Different Colors" was also featured in short video AT&T Feel the Music campaign, a social project designed to improve music assess to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Different Colors" – 3:42
  • Extended play (EP)[6]
  1. "Different Colors" – 3:41
  2. "It's Your Thing" – 2:47
  3. "Boyfriend" – 2:57
  4. "Different Colors (Lost Kings Remix)" – 3:05
  5. "Different Colors (The Griswolds Remix)" – 3:56

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Talking Is Hard.[7]

Locations
Personnel
  • Nick Petricca – vocals, keyboards, percussion, programming, songwriting
  • Kevin Ray – bass, vocals, songwriting
  • Sean Waugaman – percussion, vocals, songwriting
  • Eli Maiman – guitar, vocals, programming, songwriting
  • Ben Berger – songwriting, vocal production
  • Ryan McMahon – songwriting, vocal production
  • Jarett Holmes – programming, recording, digital editing
  • Tim Pagnotta – production, recording
  • Brian Phillips – digital editing
  • Allen Casillas – digital editing
  • Ryan Gillmore – digital editing
  • Mauro Rubbi – drum technician
  • Blake Mares – assistant engineer
  • Robert Cohen – assistant engineer
  • Neal Avronmixing
  • Scott Skrzynski – mixing assistant
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada Rock (Billboard)[8] 38
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 26
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[10] 12
US Hot Single Sales (Billboard)[11] 3

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 75
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[13] 48

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walk the Moon – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Motsinger, Carol (2015-06-25). "Watch Walk the Moon's new Cincy-shot music video". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  3. ^ "Walk The Moon Debut 'Different Colors' Video". RTT News. 2015-06-16. Archived from the original on 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  4. ^ Hampp, Andrew (2015-06-19). "Walk The Moon Teams With Pepsi For 'Pop Open Music' Campaign". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  5. ^ "TALKING IS HARD — WALK THE MOON". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Different Colors — EP by WALK THE MOON". iTunes Store. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  7. ^ Talking Is Hard (inlay cover). Walk the Moon. RCA Records. 2014. p. 16.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Rock for Walk the Moon. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Walk the Moon Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "Walk the Moon Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Hot Singles Sales: Dec 26, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2016. (subscription required)
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 December 2015.