Must Be The One

Album: Valleyheart (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • She Wants Revenge is an American musical post punk/electronica duo, based in San Fernando Valley, California, consisting of vocalist Justin Warfield and programmer Adam 12" Bravin. The group released their third album, Valleyheart on May 23, 2011 and this is the first single from the set.
  • Warfield told the story of the song in an interview with AntiMusic, where he explained that he and Adam usually start with a beat, but for this song, it was some lyric and chord ideas in his head that started the process. Said Warfield: "It was just a matter of getting it down and making sense of it. For this album a lot of the lyrics were sung in the car while driving around Los Angeles with the instrumentals playing, and when inspiration would strike I'd record the melodies into my iPhone. I first came up with the beginning of the verse and knew what the first few lines of the song would be, next I found myself singing, 'must be the sun' over and over, and while I knew the words were stupid and just a sketch of the rhythm and melody, it was still stuck in my head for days. At some point I went in the studio to try and put something down, and that's when I replaced Sun with One and the story took shape and tied into the beginning I'd been toying with."

    The duo then added the "She says I don't need anyone..." part, and Adam added the chord change. Last came the bridge bassline, which Adam re-recorded after the first attempt right before he mastered the song.
  • The song's music video was directed by Adam Bravin and served as his directorial debut.

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