Back in 2008, Theory of a Deadman singer-guitarist Tyler Connolly paired up with former American Idol
judge Kara DioGuardi to write "Not Meant To Be
" for the band's Scars and Souvenirs
album. The collaboration was so successful that the duo decided to work together again on Theory's next album and this song was the result. Connolly told Noisecreep
: "There's just something about us getting in a room together that makes us write badass songs. Whenever Kara asks me if I would like to hook up with her to write something, I always say yes. With her you know it's going to be something cool and a big opportunity. You know it's probably going to be for a big artist and not some DJ in Kazakhstan. (Laughs)Kara hasn't written with that many rock bands, but her style is similar to mine. I've done the songwriting junket thing in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, and people just don't get me. I'll sit down with someone and they'll say, 'OK, so what rhymes with glove.' It's a nightmare. With Kara I'll just show her an idea and then the next thing you know, bang-bang, we have a song. She's just as impressed as I am. She'll be like, 'Wow, that was easy!' That kind of chemistry is rare in my experience."