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Album: Coming Up For Air (2015)
Charted: 39

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Kodaline's second album, shows the band developing the trademark sound of their 2013 debut A Perfect World. They attributed the harder edge to producer Garret "Jacknife" Lee, who has worked with a variety of rock artists, including U2, R.E.M., Bloc Party, Snow Patrol and Weezer. "Jacknife opened our eyes to different ways of working," explained bassist Jason Boland. "He gave us a lesson in experimentation. The way he records is amazing. He has everything in the studio turned on, synths all over the place, instruments everywhere. If you want to play something, you pick it up."
  • Asked by Digital Spy about the reasoning behind the Coming Up For Air album title, Jason Boland replied: "It kind of crept up on us, the whole album. We finished it almost before we had the pressure to start doing it, really. It was our first moment of actually taking a breath and stopping as a band for nearly two years since we started touring, so it's kind of symbolic. It fits with where we were with the album."
  • The band wrote this epic ballad about a once close friend with whom they they all fell out. Vocalist Stephen Garrigan told The Sun: "It's about losing your trust in someone."

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