Think I Need It Too

Album: The Fountain (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This love anthem is the first single from British alternative rock band Echo & The Bunnymen's 11th studio album, The Fountain.
  • This was one of the first songs written for The Fountain back in 2007. Frontman Ian McCulloch explained in publicity materials: "I thought [guitarist, Will Sergeant and I] needed to do stuff differently, but so the result still sounded like the Bunnymen. What we got with 'Think I Need It Too' and 'Forgotten Fields,' I thought, 'Yeah, this is how it should sound.'"
  • The Fountain was helmed by Scottish producer John McLaughlin, whose credits include work with pop groups Busted and Five. McCulloch explained why he hooked up with somebody with such an "uncool" resumé: "He said the Bunnymen were his favorite thing of all time, but really I think its The Clash and Bruce Springsteen. I just became really good friends with him. I really want a big, solid undertow beneath the lyrics, not all jingly jangly like Siberia. I wanted someone I could trust to get the sound when he heard me playing 'The Idolness Of Gods' with just guitar, it made him cry. He gets why I write the way I do. There's glory in it. Certain lyrics make you go, Bloody hell. Its the atmosphere I can evoke with the way I sing and write melody."
  • This was used in the 2009 episode of The Vampire Diaries, "History Repeating."

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