Album: The Color Before the Sun (2015)
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  • This is a track from The Color Before the Sun, the first non-conceptual album Coheed and Cambria has released. While writing for the record, frontman Claudio Sanchez started suffering from a minor identity crisis as none of the songs seemed to fit into the formula he was accustomed to with Coheed. For a small while he even considered the possibility of releasing it as a solo album.

    This song finds Sanchez exploring the idea of identity, and falling out of his comfort zone. He explained to Teamrock: "I started to question what life would be like if I didn't have Coheed and Cambria, and all the preconceived ideas of what the band is supposed to create. I felt free to do whatever I wanted, and that's essentially what the theme of this song is. It's about turning the clock back to a less tampered sort of me, and one that doesn't feel like he's in a box but rather is free to explore whatever he wants."

    "Musically, when the chorus explodes I wanted the guitars to be all encompassing. So right at the start of the song, in the first verses, it's a much more stripped down guitar sound and the drums occupy most of the space. But once that chorus hits the drums become mono and smaller, and the guitars overtake everything to become the fuzzed out lift of the song."
  • An eraser is an article of stationery that is used for removing writing from paper. Here are some eraser fun facts from The Encyclopaedia of Trivia:

    It took 200 years after the invention of the lead pencil in 1564 for somebody to dream up the eraser. Until then, draughtsman had to use bread.

    Rubber, like bread, was perishable. In 1839 the tire tycoon Charles Goodyear pioneered a more durable vulcanised rubber, sealing the future of the eraser.

    Hymen Lipman conceived the all-in-one pencil eraser, an innovation that earned him a patent on March 10, 1858. Lipman sold his patent to Joseph Reckendorfer for $100,000 four years later.
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