Empty on the Inside

Album: Kings of Nowhere (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • "Empty on the Inside" is one of the slowest songs on The Mohrs debut album, Kings of Nowhere. Lead singer Jackie Mohr and guitarist Marc Girardin wrote it together late one night in the studio when they were drunkenly discussing a recent breakup that Girardin was going through at the time. In our interview with Jackie Mohr, she recalled how Girardin came up with the idea for the tune: "I remember he looked at me - again, wine was involved - but he was like [drunkenly], 'How do you just say that you're, like, empty on the inside?' I was like, 'Like that! You just say that!'"

    Mohr went on to describe what happened when co-writer/producer of the record, Hawksley Workman, discovered the song. "Hawksley went into the studio the next day and was like, 'What is this? What is this 'Empty on the Inside?' It's an incredible title!' He listened to it and just fell in love with it."

    Workman can be heard doing backup vocals on the track.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

Best Band LogosSong Writing

Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.

00s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."