Take The World

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. Warfield told AntiMusic why this opens the album. He explained: "To me this song was the anchor of the record and really had to be special. I always imagined it being the first song on the LP and to me it sets things up nicely, plus I love the innocence of the story of the couple and the sentiment. It's big and epic, soaring and hopeful in a way that is almost naive, but then again, that is pretty much how that sort of thing makes you feel - invincible."
  • The group put this song together looking for something that would sound good in a club. Warfield told AntiMusic that the beat was a "homage" to the Eric B. & Rakim song, 'Paid In Full.' After programming the beat, they added the bassline and guitar, and moved around various sections of the song. Said Warfield: "Vocally this song was one of the hardest, and it really took me two or three versions (lyrics and melody) before Adam and I were both happy and felt it was there. Once we eliminated the original chorus progression things really took shape and became clear, at which point writing the lyrics and melody were easier. After several failed attempts, one day I was sitting in the studio singing along while playing acoustic guitar and I just started singing the chorus. Sometimes it takes weeks or months to eliminate all the things it isn't to find out what it is, and this was one of those cases. I immediately put down the acoustic, pushed rewind, hit record and sang it into the mic, and at that point not only was the chorus written and feeling special, but the narrative of the song and verses became clear as well."

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