Coming of Age

Album: Supermodel (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Supermodel finds Mark Foster singing about a girl he has moved on from but just can't seem to do without:

    "I see you standing there like a rabid dog
    And you got those crying eyes
    Makes it want to surrender
    And wrap you in my arms."

    The song was co-written and co-produced by Paul Epworth who worked with Adele on "Rolling In The Deep."
  • The recording of Supermodel took place during sessions in Morocco and Los Angeles with Paul Epworth. Foster told NME: "I waited until the music was done and wrote the lyrics in four weeks at the end. It's like a time capsule of thoughts and ideas and things I was struggling with at the time. I look back at some songs now and think, 'Wow, I was really angry when I wrote that!'"
  • Mark Foster told Danielle Perry on UK radio station XFM's Evening Show that this was the last song the band penned for Supermodel. "We wrote it in the studio while we were recording," he explained. "It kind of came out of nowhere, which songs do sometimes. It's kind of funny, it's the last song we wrote and recorded and it is the first song everybody is going to hear."
  • The song finds Foster reflecting on a whirlwind couple of years following the band's breakthrough. "Lyrically it is almost a confession," he said. "It is about a moment of clarity, having a moment of clarity and I think for me this year, being home, was that quiet after the storm of touring for two years and my life drastically changing."

    "It was kind of the first breath I had to really look around and see that there were some things that happened during that period with my friends and with my loved ones, with the people that are close to me and with myself as well," Foster added. "It is the first time that I got a clear look on those things and that's kind of what the song is about. It's about growing up."
  • The song's music video was directed by Vern Moen and Zachary Rockwood with a vintage feel, and filmed in South Los Angeles Street. "We talked about on this record working with film more and working with classic photography and using California as a backdrop to everything that we were doing," Mark Foster explained.

    The clip features time-lapse footage depicting the creation of a seven-story mural inspired by the Supermodel cover. It also features vignettes of different guys and one girl trying to get their act together and come of age.

Comments: 1

  • Anjali from Duluth, GaI think this a song that shows people that when they grow up, they are coming of age
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