Shipwrecked

Album: I Love This Life (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • LoCash's Preston Brust wrote this with producer Lindsay Rimes and new artist, Michael Tyler. The song deviates somewhat from the duo's country sound. "I had been listening to a lot of John Legend at the time, so I wanted a song that sounded like John Legend, with some guitar in it, and really make it kind of like a country version of that kind of thing," Brurst explained to The Boot. "But I wanted the lyrics to really be honest."

    "A lot of people, when they're interviewing us, they'll ask a question, like a fun question, and usually the fun question is always the same: 'If you're shipwrecked on an island, what's the one thing you have to have?'" Brust added. "And so, I sat down at the piano, and I said, 'You know what, here's what I've gotta have.' And you've gotta hear the song to find out, but it's really cool. It's a really cool song."
  • Another major artist wanted to record the song and according to Brust, he had only 30 seconds to decide what to do. Brust decided to keep the tune for LoCash because of his belief in their record label. "If I didn't believe in Reviver Records' radio team, that other artist would have gotten that song," he recalled, "but for the first time in my life, in our career, I believe in the team that we have around us, and it was like, 'No,'"
  • A number of other artists have written songs about shipwrecks – some are metaphors for a love gone wrong while others are more literal. They include:

    "Play Crack the Sky" by Brand New

    "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot

    "From a Sinking Boat" by Magnetic Fields

    "Nantucket Sleighride" by Mountain.
  • Preston Brust's wife walked down the aisle to this song. He told Taste of Country: "As different as that is, every time I hear the song, I see her walking down the aisle. I'm attached to that moment."

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