Duality

Album: The Walking Wounded (2007)
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Songfacts®:

  • Songwriters - especially those in the Punk Rock realm - are prone to a range of emotions that they often struggle with and express in their songs. In this song, Bayside lead singer Anthony Raneri explains how he often feels two conflicting emotions, like thrill and apathy. That's his duality.
  • Bayside writes their own songs and shares the composition credits equally. "Duality" is the only song they co-wrote with someone else: they wrote it with their producer Shep Goodman. Anthony Raneri told us how it came together: "Him and I had our manager at the time, Nate Albert, who played guitar in the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, the three of us got together in the studio while we were almost done recording that record. We had a couple more days left to record. The whole record was done, and then the three of us were having lunch and one of them was kicking around on an acoustic guitar while we were all eating, and that came out."

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