BREAKING MUSIC MAGAZINE – Thanks for agreeing to do this interview. I got a chance to check out an advance copy of the album and I really dig it. First off, your story is great and I love the name. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a bit about how the band came about and how you came up with the name?
COLOR IS MY DRUG – Well, thank you very much! We sure appreciate the feedback to our work! But to answer: (bout’ to get deep, bare with it) in the beginning of our lives, doctors gave us drugs to shut up and behave, to combat the “disorder” of Aspergers (Autism.) Although, our strange social construct was healed, through our own hard work (and lovin’), replacing the drugs, with a many styles of music (performance and enjoyment) and a drive to turn what seemed to be curse, into a gift. Now, we excel at socializing and performance and have inspired other Autistic minds do the same. Just like the color wheel, there’s a plethora of different styles of creative arts and possibilities. We wish to be a voice to those with similar “disorders,” to show, that instead of medication, there is a chance, that Color can be your Drug. And plus, we just love doing this sh*t.
BMM – We heard the guys from Aerosmith are fans! Is that true, if so, how did that come about?
CIMD – There’s a fun history behind that story. The ol’ boys have been friends of the family for many years. In fact, Regan’s sister, Caitlin McConnell, spent a tour as Joe Perry’s personal assistant. She also designed a custom guitar for him, via her company: “Bling Is The New Black,” which he performs with. Within the friendship, they were introduced to our music, and have been watching our progress for years. Joe’s wife has expressed us as being “the next big thing,” and Steven Tyler has personally jammed to Sunshine. It is truly a blessing to have our role models cheering us on. We love you!!
BMM – You guys just played a cd release show as the headliners of Dallas Music Fest. How was that experience?
CIMD – Beautiful. Wasn’t sure if we knew the words better than the audience did. Lone Goat Productions provided us with epic video footage, which we will be releasing soon. Time stopped, and the relationship between the crowd and us was better than anything we’ve ever experienced, I think we might be feeding a new drug habit.. We’ll smoke you any chance we get.
BMM – Your first single, Sunshine just got released to radio this week. What is the song about?
CIMD – With success comes the worst, and from the pain comes beauty: simple real world purity. (Sh*t just got real)
BMM – Aside from yourself, who are some other artists we should be looking at in the Dallas area?
CIMD – We follow and love so many of the artists we’ve played with. There are too many to count and doesn’t seem fair to name a few in this interview when our love is to so many. We promote them on social media, and befriend them all. Plus, this is Texas, aside from the political heat, we regular citizens have proved to be world-dominating artists,
BMM – If you could curate a weekend festival with any bands or artists, what would your lineup look like?
CIMD – I’d call Blend and tell him to invite his underground friends. Then we’d party to the line up like it’s 1999. Maybe Kiss too? Let’s mix things up. Bring everyone. We wanna see some magic. If you want us to play too.. we are so down.
BMM – What do you guys do for fun when you aren’t doing music?
CIMD – Well.. we are young men. Let the imagination roll? But for real, watch our upcoming video of “Spiced Bacardi,” and see what fun we blended into our work life. Oh, and playing Jumanji is every day for us. We get cougars on a gold leash no problem.
BMM – What do you think about online music sharing?
CIMD – Music Has Value. New organization with meaning. I can’t torrent Taco Bell. Don’t torrent my taco.
BMM – Tell us about Autism Sings?
CIMD – It is the explanation and history of what we endured as Autistic individuals: the core hearts of the weary, and the strength that was found in the darkest of times.
BMM – Whats next for Color IMD?
CIMD – >Well, that’s kind of up to the fans. But we’ll keep rising and making awesome songs and vids to give a reason to scream. Cause you all are family. And you’re the only family we know that we wanna hear scream. You are special. We love you.