Go Out Fighting

Album: Critical Equation (2018)
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  • This sleekly defiant song took a lot of turns along its way before co-frontman Scott McMicken was happy with the lyrics and the melody. He explained to Consequence of Sound: "The way that song started was kind of a jam. I'd sit there for so long and improvise and sing stuff over top of it. I'd be grabbing notebooks and seeing what scraps existed that never made it anywhere, drawing from things like that. I ended up with way too many ideas and I couldn't figure out which ones were better."

    McMicken added: "That line 'never give up, go out fighting,' I had pulled out of my notebook because I'd written this other song that had that line in it. The other song wasn't a scary-sounding groove at all, it was this happy, major chord thing. It's weird the symbiotic relationship between the words and the chords... I wrote several versions of the song written around that line."
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