Battleships

Album: Baptized (2013)
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  • This is a track from Daughtry's fourth album, which has a poppier sound than previous releases. Chris Daughtry told Rolling Stone that he sees it as more of a natural progression. "I love the stuff that's out on the radio. I've always been a sucker for pop melodies," he insisted. "I love the Katy Perry stuff, Pink, Imagine Dragons, even Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, so [my album has] all these aspects of everything I love that's out there. I wanted to experiment a little bit with those kind of sounds and incorporate it in what we do."
  • Daughtry told The Hollywood Reporter he was aware that some of his fanbase might question the direction he takes on this cut and the rest of Baptized: "This was one of the songs that made me kind of raise my eyebrows in a way of, 'Are the fans going to get this from me? Are they going to believe this? Is this too weird? Is it too out-there? Too pop?,'" he said. "And then, when I got in the vocal booth, I absolutely fell in love with singing it. I remember playing it for my dad, who is a hardcore country guy. He loves what we do, but he's a Merle Haggard guy. So, I was expecting him to hear these songs and go, 'Oh my gosh, that's different.' And he heard that one and he was like, 'Wow, that sounds like a hit.'"

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