This sparse and poignant piano ballad finds Jade Bird at her most reflective and meditative. The song is addressed to the singer's mother, who bought her up alone after the breakdown of her marriage when Jade was seven. The two are very close - Bird explained to The Sun: "She has worked so hard for me since I was a kid. I don't know anyone who works as hard as my mum. She is thrilled for me now."
"But she said if something happened to me, she wasn't bothered about sticking around without me," the singer added. "I know parents feel like that about their children but I wrote that song to say if I died, I'd want my mum to stick around."
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.