Album: Blame-shifter (2016)
  • songfacts ®
  • This slow-tempo acoustic track on Enation's EP Blame-shifter consists of religious symbolism that reflects society.

    When we interviewed frontman, Jonathan Jackson, he revealed his intent for the tune. "It's a street hymn in the sense that it's all about culture. So with a title like 'Alleluia,' it's obviously in the tradition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and songs like that where it has a spiritual undertone and it's using religious imagery, but it's also religious imagery that's connected with the culture. 'I am the pop star lost by design' – lyrics like that where it's then adding an 'amen' after.

    It's almost a juxtaposition of the prayers of the world and the prayers of the culture and how we sometimes put an 'amen' after crazy things. So it's really just that tension between madness and simplicity."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Mike Scott of The WaterboysSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."

Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt On How To Create A Music SceneSong Writing

With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.

Yacht Rock QuizFact or Fiction

Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.

Michael Sweet of StryperSongwriter Interviews

Find out how God and Glam Metal go together from the Stryper frontman.

Producer Ron NevisonSong Writing

Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.