A year before their breakout cover of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop
," Framing Hanley released "Hear Me Now" on their first album, The Moment
The song finds lead singer Kenneth Nixon questioning why God allows bad things to happen to good people. "That song was at a point in my life when I lost a friend very close to me and the rest of the band," he said in our 2014 interview
. "I just had a lot of questions. Growing up, my mom was raised in a Baptist church, so I was taught to believe these certain things, this certain mindset about things. I reached an age where I was like, 'Well, it probably is better sometimes to question some things' - and not just always about religion. That song thematically was about that.
After losing someone, I think a lot of people go through that. Even the most religious of people, when someone in their life passes away, it's like, 'How can you take that person if you're such a loving god?' And that's what that song is about: just being frustrated and angry with some divine power, if you will. And just wondering why that happened. You have questions: 'If you're really there, answer me.' That kind of thing."