The Strays

Album: Madness (2015)
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  • Singer Kellin Quinn explained the song's meaning to Kerramg!: "This is about being misunderstood but embracing the fact that that's okay," he said. "A lot of the kids that come to our shows are perhaps not 'the norm' - I'd consider them to be unique in a lot of ways."

    "It's to do with defiance and self-confidence," Quinn continued; "You can be whoever you want to be and be happy and comfortable in that knowledge."
  • Kellin Quinn took a number of parts from his childhood for this empowering track. He told Artist Direct: "My grandmother had this ashtray that figures into the song. The 'hubcap' part came from my uncle always restoring cars. There were parts of cars around. I used to live in this house, and a train would go by my window and light up my room. I put that part in there. I tried to look back as far as I could for key moments in my life and put them into a song."

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