Album: Simplicity (2014)
  • This song is about the artistic impact of modern recording technology, especially Pro Tools software, which allows for unlimited tracks. In our interview with Tesla lead singer Jeff Keith, he explained that while convenient, you have to be careful when working in the digital realm. "With today's technology, it's very easy to go, 'Uh oh, we built something but it took 172 tracks to get it there,'" Keith said. "We try to notch it down as simple as possible, because we are a simple, blue-collar rock and roll band."
  • Guitarist Frank Hannon said this song, "starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values... and has a heavy-ass riff!"


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