Time Bomb
by 311

Album: Universal Pulse (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The opening track from Omaha, Nebraska reggae rockers 311's 10th studio album, Universal Pulse is a direct thank you to their fans. Vocalist Nick Hexum told Artist Direct: "It says, 'Let me introduce you to the excitable crew.' A long time ago, I had thrown out something like, 'This one is dedicated to the excitable ones.' Some of our fans call themselves that. '311 Nation' is a bigger name for all of our fans, but a certain crew of hardcore fans is known as 'The Excitable Ones.' The chorus opens with a shout to them because we realize they've enabled us to do what we do, and it's a thank you to them."
  • The album title comes from this song. Said Hexum to Artist Direct: "'Universal heart pulse' is the lyric S.A. says in 'Time Bomb.' We're all about unity and bringing people together through music. When you hear a beat and people start moving, and they're having a non-verbal communication, it's almost like a spiritual experience when everyone's grooving together. Universal Pulse is like the pulse of energy running through everybody and the way people can become unified through music."

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