• This title track of the second studio album by English Synthpop duo Hurts finds the anguished singer Theo Hutchcraft comparing his heartbreak to that of an apocalypse. Asked about the sound of the material, singer Theo Hutchcraft told NME: "Dirtier. Fuzzier. Wilder."
    Elaborating on the meaning behind the Exile title, Hutchcraft explained that he glimpsed it on a scrolling billboard while sitting in a bar in Osaka. The word seemed to capture a slew of familiar emotions: "[It's] that sense of being in a weird place," he said. "Freedom, fear, isolation, joy, religion, punishment, the decadence that comes with exile – always being on tour, always being far from home. It did feel like we were on the run. Always chasing something."
  • Hutchcraft explained to Digital Spy how the album title became a foundation for the album. "We had the title for the record before we wrote it," he said, "so that made a huge impression on all of the songs. Everything that comes with the word exile, we thought was a great starting point of emotions to express."


Be the first to comment...

Stephen Christian of AnberlinSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.

George HarrisonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.

Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.

Jim McCarty of The YardbirdsSongwriter Interviews

The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.