Like a Drum

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Guy Sebastian's eighth album, this peaked at #4 on the ARIA Singles Chart and also reached #16 in New Zealand.
  • Sebastian wrote the song with Sam Martin, David Ryan Harris and Khris Lorenz. The latter also produced the tune. The Australian singer-songwriter recalled to Artist Direct: "My friend played me this track, and I was immediately in love with the sound. It just made me happy. I knew I was going to write a song that was nostalgic at that moment. I wanted something that was going to take you back to something that might've happened in your life when you were young or something."

    "I sat down, and I tried to write a song," Sebastian continued. "Nothing came. I decided to take away the chords on the track and went into the lunchroom. I took my guitar into the lunchroom and started playing chords. I basically went in 15 minutes later with the song. It happened really quickly. Immediately when I started to sing what I wrote in the lunch room, it gelled and came together. It was one of those moments where everything just worked out. I loved the track, and I was able to write a song I really liked and it resonated."

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