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The Favorite Color introduces the hunter, who has won the true affection of the maiden – now bored with the courtship of all the millworkers. The wanderer's resulting despair vacillates between a quiet intensity and outright rage. 

This song takes strong musical inspiration from Schubert’s "Die liebe Farbe" (The Favorite Color). The bass guitar's melodic sections are a direct arrangement of the "left hand" of the original Schubert piano composition (transposed into C minor and shifted to a 6/8 time signature).

The repetitive descending-eighth-note figure depicts the incessant meddling of the hunter. The bass guitar takes over as the voice of the wanderer, moving from monotonous to dramatically melodic. During a brief moment of respite, the voice of the maiden reenters, only to be overtaken by grief once again.

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The Mitchells Cincinnati, Ohio

The Mitchells “...create a warm, inviting and organic brand of indie-folk...laced with elements of indie rock, jazz, and chamber-pop...” (atlasandtheanchor.com)

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