Great Big Storm

Album: Grand Romantic (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Nate Ruess originally wrote this song with another artist in mind. However producer Jeff Bhasker strongly suggested that he stopped giving songs away and keep some for himself. "So in his studio it sat and collected dust until he reminded me of it once we started working on the album," Ruess recalled.

    "Jeff did an incredible job on the orchestral arrangements, and Emile (Haynie) programmed the drums," he continued. "The combination of the two remind me of something off of Sean Carter Vol 2, which is one of my favorite hip hop album ever."

    "Josh Klinghoffer added an amazing guitar track," Ruess added. "My favorite part though might be the 'eh' I drop in the middle of the last chorus. Look out for it!"
  • During an interview with Digital Spy, the comment was made that songs like this one and "AhHa" sound like a massive release of pent-up energy. Ruess was asked if he felt like that when he recorded them? He replied: "Yeah, yeah definitely. There are those moments on the album where, I think those two songs are great ones."

    "It was a trick that (producer) Jeff Bhasker had taught me in the studios, to record my voice eight times and somehow my voice is recorded eight times on top of itself, it just sounds like something's exploding. It's cool, I love it and it's great. Those two songs, it's perfect because if you've got something to say in the chorus it's a perfect way to kind of just go straight at you."

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