Album: The Century of Self (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Conrad Keely originally wrote this piano-led number "for a film soundtrack that never came together." He explained to The Skinny: "They never called me back, but I had this song that I'd written for it. When I wrote the lyrics if became a lot more metaphorical, but I guess it's about what the title of the record's about - The Century of Self."
  • Keely told The Skinny that The Century of Self album was inspired by what he considers, "a sense of renewal, especially after getting off of Interscope and having a sense that we're doing it for ourselves – not having the pressure of some idiotic A&R guy asking us for a progress report."
  • Keely drew the album art himself entirely with a blue ballpoint pen.

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