3000 Miles

Album: Nothing to Lose (2013)
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  • Emblem3 formed in their home town of Sequim, Washington in 2007 before relocating to California to pursue their career. This slow ballad finds the trio longing to be back with their family and friends. "For me, this song is about home, and back in Washington state, the town that I grew up in, friends, family that I miss that I don't get to see anymore," Emblem 3 member Drew Chadwick explained to MTV News. "It's basically about missing them and reminiscing about all the good times you used to have."
  • Sequim to California is a long way, but certainly not 3,000 miles. Our West Coast expert tells us that the driving distance from Sequim to Los Angeles is 1175 Miles and would take just under 18 hours.
  • The tune has a feel of a rock power ballad from a previous generation. "[The song] does have a lot of '90s influence - actually, you know, it's not the '90s influence," Chadwick said to Radio.com "It's just the basic, traditional song structure with all real instruments. It doesn't have any over the edge synthesizers or extra production. It has the necessities which, when you strip it down like that, it leaves room to actually see the soul and the emotion."
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