Album: Breakin' Point (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • In our interview with Peter Morén, he called this song "sociocritical of the modern life." When dominos fall, they cause a chain reaction that tumbles pieces way down the line. This serves as a metaphor for how we can feel helpless when we are affected by decisions made by others.

    "The whole album artwork and concept is loosely tied to an idea of going to the pop factory, handcrafting classic sturdy tunes," Morén said. "But here it's more about working for the man in general, stuck and lost in the everyday grind of being just a cogwheel in the bigger industry machine of society. What will then happen to the dreams? How do you stand up for yourself when everyone falls because one motion is started somewhere out of your powers, over your head?"
  • This high-energy pop tune was produced by Paul Epworth, known for his work with Adele and Florence + the Machine. For the Breakin' Point album, the band used an array of different producers.
  • The band worked hard to make sure this track was "swinging and rhythmically groovy." They had Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" in mind for the retro-rhythmic feel.

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