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#122843 Act IV: A Night on the Town

Posted casey crescenzo on 04 July 2015 - 05:30 PM

View PostZeiu, on 02 July 2015 - 12:55 PM, said:

Casey, I'm curious on why you chose this song to put out first, compared to Wait or Waves which seem like the obvious singles?

Hey there....

I think the key is that this isn't a traditional album, and this isn't a traditional single approach. Putting out this song first is much more about reaching out to fans of the band... more than attracting new people to the band.

I've heard a few people say that elements of the song were 'fan service', which is simultaneously a compliment and criticism, I feel... but in reality - this was one of the first tracks we really dug our teeth into while writing the record - and it is also about a pivotal moment in the story - so all of the musical allusions to previous and future songs/motifs arose from a place of genuine purpose.

It was also about putting my foot down about the type of band this is. There are going to be 3 to 3 1/2 minute songs in the band's discography - there are going to be mindlessly poppy songs - there will undoubtedly be choruses that are singable... but the purpose of the band is to be creative and organic, not to hit it big on the radio - and releasing a 9 minute track feels like the right first step to reclaiming that identity.


#121114 Ask the Casey.

Posted ZeppelinDT on 03 March 2015 - 08:22 PM

View Postcasey crescenzo, on 03 March 2015 - 08:19 PM, said:


A very long full length.

That's what she said.

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