Keep It Close To Me

Album: In The Valley Of Dying Stars (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • John Davis wrote this song as an anthem of backlash on what modern Pop music has become. The line, "Insects have launched an invasion" refers to the invasion of manufactured Pop divas such as Britney Spears.
  • The album was produced and engineered by Nick Raskulinecz, who is a good friend to the band. He went on to produce The Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver.
  • The band recorded this album under stress of their former label Elektra breathing down their necks to write a 'summer-hit' much like their 1996 song "Sucked Out." Singer/songwriter John Davis was fed up with the lack of creative control and demanded to be severed from the label. Throughout the album you can hear the angst and disgust of what he feels the modern music world has become. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Aaron - Chicago, IL, for all above

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Leslie West of MountainSongwriter Interviews

From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

Actors With Hit SongsMusic Quiz

Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.