Track-By-Track zum neuen Album der schottischen Alternative-Rock-Band…
Dieser Tage erscheint das zweite Album von FLOOD OF RED. Hier sind exklusive Kommentare von Sänger JORDAN SPIERS zu den Songs von Throw – im Original und komplett ungebügelt…
Throw is the first song on the record. It all came together at first with Graham messing around on the piano. We all loved the vibe and took it from there. Lyrically it’s a song for you to find your own meaning. I have a new understanding of the song every time we perform it. It always surprises me.
PART TRUTH/PART FICTION
Before starting proper work on this record, our good friend Ross joined us to play and start writing. This is the first song all of us, with Ross, wrote together. It’s unlike any song on the record. We only just started to play this one live, on tour at the moment.
I don’t often like to get in too deep about what lyrics mean to me on the album. I like everyone who listens to take their own meaning, but this was a song I wrote when I was feeling really low about myself. I was just in a bad place at the time and wrote exactly what came to mind. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing with myself. Writing things down assures me that everything isn’t as bad as it appears. This is a song that helped me on one of these occasions. If it was to ever help someone make sense of things in their life, even in the smallest way, it would make it all worthwhile.
”Lashes” is the first song we thought everyone should hear from the record. We thought if people liked the vibe of Lashes, they may like and still yet be surprised with what they’ll get with the rest of the album. I reckon it’s a got a good mix of everything from Throw. We just recently filmed and put out a video for this song. It’s online now.
WHISPERS AND CHOIRS
A few years ago we recorded a live session of a new song. It was “Whispers And Choirs” and we put it up online for everyone. The reaction to this song was surreal. Before announcing we were releasing this record we had lots of messages and comments asking when “Whispers And Choirs” will be recorded and put out. I couldn’t wait to tell everyone it was going to be on Throw. I wanted it to almost be a surprise for people. I know some people have been waiting for this recording alone for a good few years.
We used to make lots of home demo’s. I remember on the way to the studio before recording the vocals for “Cutting Limes” for the first time, I had no idea what I was going to do with the song. I only had a few ideas written down. I just dived in at the deep end and see where the song took me. It was after that day I knew exactly where I wanted the song to go. Things like that rarely happen for me. I surprised myself that day. I might try it out more.
YE DIE, YE DIE
There was a day when we were driving to Aberdeen in the van and were speaking to each other about the band. As a joke we said we could probably make more money if we drove the van from a bridge. It sounds really bad but it was a very quick passive thing. We all just started saying „ye die, ye die“ to each other that day. I just wrote a song about that moment. It got me thinking.
THE TREASURY (I HAVE LOST)
We originally put this out on a self made and released EP called They Must Be Building Something about two years ago. We all just wanted to record it again and give it a new vibe. The two recordings sound really different. We only ever pressed about 200 copies of the original to sell online and at some shows. We’ve never made any more after that.
It’s the ender to Throw and we thought we would go out with a bang. I’m sure when you get the record you’ll understand what I mean by this. I find parts of this song being the most intense pieces of music we’ve ever written. I remember there was a time when I was listening to the first mix of this song on the way to visit my dad on his birthday. I remember having a small panic about leaving his card at home, when it got halfway through the song I was searching in and out of my bag and it felt like the most intense bag search of my life, I knew then that I was happy with the way it all came together. I found the card by the way, Don’t worry.
FLOOD OF RED
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