Drive

Album: Drive (2015)
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  • In our interview with Shayna Leigh, she explained why she picked the title for her debut record from this song. "'Drive' was the first song we wrote," she said. "It came out of a tumultuous time for me, both personally and as an artist, and is what I always cite as my favorite song on the album. It seemed fitting that my debut should be named after the song that lives closest to my heart. It was as simple as that for me."
  • The album begins with this automobile-centric song and ends with "Crash." She revealed to us why both tunes have imagery connected to cars in the lyrics. "I really like the symmetry of starting with 'Drive' and ending with 'Crash.' They were two of the first songs we wrote, so I guess I was really inspired by metaphors of driving and moving at the time. I think they're different songs, but somehow similar in message - the idea that sometimes we have to fail before we succeed, that tough times will inevitably come but we can get through them. I think this idea is central to the album and to who I am as a person, so I like having it bookend the album."

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