In No Time

Album: Odd Soul (2011)
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  • This uplifting track is all about having hope. It assures listeners that things which may go wrong in their lives will be fixed in time, as reflected in the lyric: "When the walls start falling on the world you have/Just hold tight, in no time, we can get it back."

    Mutemath drummer Darren King told AbsolutePunk that the song has religious undertones: "We can't live bitter. We have to admit there's some good to the faith and church that we grew up with, even if some people hate that we say that. Paul arrives at that conclusion with the song 'In No Time,' which is a song he wrote completely on his own and which I love. It's probably one of my favorite statements that we got. It balances perfectly that hope with the frustration that it's not right yet still."

    Mutemath frontman, Paul Meany, added to the University of San Diego's radio station that "In No Time" "is certainly a special song for this band."
  • Darren King revealed in our interview that he tends to build up Mutemath tracks from samples he has collected overtime: "On my own time, I'll make very elaborate lengthy tracks, sometimes complete in and of themselves, other times just little 30-second, 1-minute ideas out of either samples, or I'll make them out of recordings of stuff that we've done. Just our backlog of studio stuff. I'm always trying to collect sounds, and those electronic tracks will serve as starting places for our jams, so they'll often give us at least a chord progression or a BPM and a key, so that we're not just jamming in G." King added "In No Time" was one of the only tracks on Odd Soul to divert from this sample-based process, and was instead composed in the classic song writing sense: "Paul sat down at the organ and didn't leave until he had all the chords and the lyrics and melody."


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