Walls

Album: Bread And Circuses (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • View lead vocalist Kyle Falconer explained the song to the NME: "It's a very visual song, I used to get mad visuals in his head whenever I was singing this one. We're going to use that feeling on the forthcoming tour as part of the production we will be showing video behind us to get that idea across. We've got big timpani drums recorded in the mix, which gives it an underlying power."
  • Said Falconer to the NME: "Turning '100 million people into 1' is talking about people getting together and unifying to solve problems. It's quite a current talking point what with all the revolutionary activity going on in North Africa. Unhappy, ordinary people are getting together and gaining a big powerful voice which is causing sweeping change."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up MusiciansSong Writing

Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular MusicSong Writing

Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.

Tim Butler of The Psychedelic FursSongwriter Interviews

Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."

Art Alexakis of EverclearSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.