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. >>
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    Aaron - Chicago, IL, for all above

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