Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)

Album: Torches (2011)
Charted: 86
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  • The fourth single from Foster The People's debut album Torches is a midtempo rocker that finds frontman Mark Foster recalling the carefree days of childhood. Foster penned the song with American producer and engineer Rich Costey. Other bands Costey has worked with include My Chemical Romance ("Desolation Row"), Muse (he produced their Black Holes and Revelations album) and Jane's Addiction (he was the man behind the boards for The Great Escape Artist).
  • The song prominently featured in two Nissan Versa commercials titled "Headroom" and "Legroom."
  • The music video was directed by The Daniels (the duo behind Foster The People's "Houdini" video) and was shot in Lancaster, California. It features Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe as a student driver whose driving test goes wrong, whilst her exam administrator (or is he an impostor?) is played by Mark Foster. Look out also for bassist Cubbie Fink and drummer Mark Pontius as the two bumbling policemen in pursuit of Mark and Gabby.


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