Departure

Album: Mt. Desolation (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the international lead single from the self-titled debut album by the alternative country band Mt. Desolation. The group is the side project of Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and the English band's live bassist Jesse Quin.
  • Jesse Quin explained to CMU how the pair penned the tracks for Mt. Desolation: "Tim and I both wrote a bunch of songs and recorded demos of them that made it to various stages of completion. Then everyone set up a load of drums and amps and stuff at Eastcote in London during those snowy few weeks last January and off we went. That's pretty much all there was to it, I guess. Again, I can't speak for Tim but it's only when I listened back to the finished article that I realised how much had really gone into the songs lyrically and melodically.
    The actual recording was very emotionally charged too because there wasn't a lot of overdubbing so I personally felt like we all got into the moment a lot more. It's pretty rare that you get covered in sweat in a recording studio. We just started playing and didn't stop until we got kicked out when the engineer wanted to go home. It was pure joy."

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