Y'ant To

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Joe Nichols' eighth album, Crickets, and the insects' universal song is heard throughout the project. The LP opens with the little creatures' chirp and ends with the title track. They also appear on this driving tune, which lying midway on the set marks a shift from the contemporary-leaning first half of the record to the more traditional back half.

    The title of the project came while listening to the finished album. "When listening back to all the tracks, we found one word that appeared in many of the songs—crickets," Nichols said. "It's a very earthy little creature, and I think these songs are very earthy and organic, like this whole recording process was for me. So when my label CEO Benny Brown suggested we title the album "Crickets,' it made perfect sense."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top Proverb

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Women Who Rock

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

TV Theme Songs

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

Michael Schenker

Michael SchenkerSongwriter Interviews

The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.

Graham Parker

Graham ParkerSongwriter Interviews

When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.