Killer Life

Album: Diamonds And Studs (2009)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from New York alternative rock band Morningwood's sophomore full-length album, Diamonds and Studs. After leaving Capitol Records, Morningwood became the first band to be signed by VH1, and this was their first release on the entertainment giant's label.
  • Vocalist Chantal Claret told AntiMusic that this song reminds her of her mother. She added: "Today is what would have been her 62nd birthday. The song basically means everyone dies so you just have to keep going on with your life."
  • Claret explained the album title to The Associated Press: "I really knew what I wanted the artwork to look like: I wanted the whole thing to be studded. I've been totally obsessed with studs. I've never seen [cover art like that] before. And then I was looking at old movie titles and sent this huge list to Pedro and 'diamonds' was one of the things listed. We were having a pow-wow and came up with, Diamonds and Studs. It just feels like a perfect representation of us as a band; soft and hard and dirty and clean and girly and manly. We just feel like, on the record, some are diamonds and some are studs."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.

Metallica

MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And Scandals

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TV

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TVSong Writing

Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.