Mudslide

Album: Last Of Our Kind (2015)
  • Darkness vocalist Justin Hawkins explained the story of the song to Loudwire: "'Mudslide' is a piece of music we had and we felt like it should be called "Mudslide," so we had to sort of... the thing about mudslide is, as an expression, hilarious because it could be like an anal sex euphemism and we didn't want it to be that, we wanted it to actually be about natural disaster."

    "We had to try to think about the context of writing about a natural disaster, it's not something we've ever been privy to, so we wanted to make it into sort of an ecological thing. The idea of it is that the Earth's tectonic plates shift and create these kinds of disasters. There's a slight implication in a lot of movies and a lot of internet stuff that Mother Nature is angry with us because of the way we treat the world, so the character in 'Mudslide' is somebody who is totally obsessed with his possessions and cares more for material things and holds more value in that stuff than the people around him and consequently the environment around him. It's Mother Nature against the really debonaire character who is belligerently getting on with his life."

    "There is a subtlety in the dramatic monologues because it starts off with a sort of Deep South accent that morphs into a North Yorkshire accent, so tectonic plates have completely split and he's still just worried about his gazebo and his smoking jacket."
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