Big Dog

Album: Red (2008)
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  • Singer Fyfe Dangerfield in the Daily Mail February 29, 2008: "This is the closest we get to R&B. It was inspired by (bassist) Aristazabal's on-off relationship with her boyfriend."
  • Digital Spy asked bassist Aristazabel Hawkes about the R&B influence on the album. She replied: "'Big Dog' is probably the most obvious one with an R&B influence. We wrote that in the middle of the tour last year, when I was going through some weird on-and-off relationship stuff with my boyfriend. When we recorded it, the song veered from being really stripped down to being totally rocking and packed with full-on guitars and industrial sounds. I guess I'm the biggest sucker for Hip-Hop and R&B in the group, so I definitely brought that influence to the song. Thankfully, the others balanced it out so it doesn't sound too cheesy. It's one of my favorites on the album."


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