Album: Bad Vibrations (2016)
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  • The lead single from Bad Vibrations, the lyrics, with its talk of footsteps outside the house, were born from experience. "It was Hallowe'en a few years back," said vocalist Jeremy McKinnon. "Me and my girlfriend weren't asleep until three in the morning and out of nowhere, someone just beats on my f---ing window, the one that's right above our bed. She calls the cops. I get up and the door's open; some kid in the neighbourhood that knew we lived there had come in and f---ed with us. That was terrifying."
  • McKinnon explained the song's meaning: "The verse is this guy talking to somebody about what they're going through, the pre-chorus is the doctor and what he's telling this person about it, and then the chorus is the paranoia personified. It's a switching of perspectives."
  • This was the Bad Vibrations track that came together the fastest. McKinnon told "That just happened one night, it took about three hours to make and then we recorded it the next day. Super quick."


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