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Posted RobAndStuff on 14 May 2012 - 06:16 PM
I just want to briefly chime in and let you all know how incredible the night was. Looking up and seeing all the familiar faces was such an amazing feeling, it felt like a big huge thanksgiving dinner of sorts. So great seeing everyone, Cody and Kari (on the opposite coast!), Antone and the Family (right in front of me no less!), Aaron, everyone. So many friends, so much love! Watching the videoes from that night it seems pretty clear you guys were all way more wild than we could even hear on stage haha i've been touring 6+ years and thank you to all of you LATRians (is that the official term? ha) for making The TCS show a night i will always remember!
Posted stretts on 09 November 2011 - 01:31 AM
Its ok bre maybe you shoul
d write in rainbow next time?
Posted casey crescenzo on 04 July 2015 - 05:30 PM
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?
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.