It's Hard


  • Eleanor Friedberger wrote this snappy, hooky number about a club in Athens called Rebound. She told Uncut:

    "This past year, I went to Athens, Greece. I had a solo show planned, but a friend of mine introduced me to some musicians. Instead of writing and preparing for the show and practicing with a Greek band, I got to know the city really well. I went to a club called Rebound; it's kind of a goth club.

    Everyone did this dance called the Chicken Dance where people stand in a line moping back and forth. You don't dance with a partner. It's not joyful at all. So I wrote a song about that."
  • The Rebound album takes its name from the Goth club. Friedberger explained to Consequence of Sound that it was there that she had a "revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

Who Did It First?

Who Did It First?Music Quiz

Do you know who recorded the original versions of these ten hit songs?

Is That Song Public Domain?

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Alice Cooper

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.