Retro Color Tells a Bittersweet Tale in "The Story of Us"

From Temecula, California, the uplifting pop/rock artist, musician, and singer-songwriter Retro Color releases a hearty music video for his latest anthemic single, "The Story of Us."

Striving to promote self-love, confidence, and acceptance within his fanbase, Retro Color creates punchy pop/rock/punk tunes to get anyone out of their seat and chanting his honest lyricism. Inspired by Green Day and Fall Out Boy, listeners can easily sing along with Retro Color's melodies and get down with his energetic beats, all of which captivate any listener.

Expanding on his recent release, "The Story of Us," Retro Color offers a brilliant and lively music video for viewers to put a face to a name and introduce themselves to Retro Color's many ways. As he brings all the energy and stamina we can find in modern pop-rock/punk, Retro Color leaves us basking in the video's heart and vibrance from beginning to end.

Hitting play on the video for "The Story of Us," the scene opens with a few different shots of Retro Color pondering his relationship while looking out on California's horizon and sitting alone in a black-painted room. As he begins pouring his heart out through lyrics like "I woke up to a phone call saying that you don't need me, now I'm one of your exes," the music video begins to pick up in energy.

As Retro Color storms his way down a suburban side street with nothing but his electric guitar, he truly sets an exhilarating and lively feel to the overall experience. Not to mention shots of Retro Color scream-singing into a sunflower; viewers can witness the immense heart, passion, and charisma that Retro Color has to offer.

Scream your little heart out with help from Retro Color's latest music video for "The Story of Us," now available on YouTube.

Hello Retro Color, and welcome to BuzzMusic. We're incredibly impressed with the overall performance you've offered within your latest music video for "The Story of Us." When did you begin creating ideas and concepts for the music video?

Ideas for the music video came probably about 2 months ago when the song was written. This song was a unique one where the song release came very quickly after the song was finished and we needed a music video idea ASAP.

What inspired the contrasting scenes of you in a dark-painted room and exploring the suburban streets of California within the video for "The Story of Us?"

The idea behind the video is that there is this guy who has been broken up with and having a hard time dealing with the situation. We figured having it all based on suburban backdrops would make the most sense; hence the dark-painted room being the living room and then walking outside the neighborhood street.

Did you team up with any directors or videographers to help bring your visuals to life for the music video "The Story of Us?"

This video was completely produced by my team and me. We ended up filming everything on our own as well (which I think was the biggest obstacle that we needed to overcome because none of us are proper videographers).

When creating the single itself, "The Story of Us," did you have any artistic influences in mind? Was there a particular sound or feeling you were going for?

This song was originally written by my friend Zach and me. We were sitting down in our apartment and wrote the chorus, thinking that it would be a Zack Decay song (his original music). The song was not ever finished, it was just a lone chorus idea, and we came to an agreement that it sounded more RC than ZD. After all of this had been discussed, I ended up finishing the song with a more pop-punk/summer anthem-type sounding song. If I had to pick inspirations for this song, I’d say a lot of it has to do with the new revival of pop-punk artists coming to the scene.

What's your favorite release of this year, from an independent artist?

I have so many favorite releases! But if I could narrow it down, I have been digging new Yungblud, Greta Van Fleet, and I’ve been jamming to Badflower (which I believe their only album was released in 2019 or something).