Blackout Song

Album: Five Crooked Lines (2015)
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  • This almost didn't get onto the Crooked Lines album. Lead singer Scott Anderson explained to About.com: "I think there were maybe six or seven iterations of that. We tried so hard to get the vibe of that song down and recorded. We tried a million different tempos. We took it apart and tried to put it back together. I credit [producer] Dave Cobb for finding that really nice drunken, trashy, bendy [laughs] vibe, which was just absolutely perfect."

    "I really feared... but I thought 'we gotta try it.' We kicked the s--t out of this song. Sometimes you just gotta let it go. If it's not gonna work for the band, it's not gonna work. With Dave I think the tempo got slower, the chorus got drunk, pretty much. It was also his suggestion to keep saying 'f--k everything' at the end of the song [laughs]. I'm really happy that song found a place. I credit Dave for that."
  • Anderson explained the song's meaning: "I think it's about having too much fun with your friends," he said. "That's what it's about. Again it's pretty simple. It's about having that much fun being surrounded by all your friends and even if there's a sh---y song that comes on the jukebox - it's fine, just sing along to it anyways. Who cares? It's you in your moment with your friends. And hopefully you remember it - but maybe you won't."
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