Bad Excuse For Daylight

Album: Crooked Timber (2009)
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  • Vocalist Andy Cairns told that the band based the recording of Crooked Timber around what they were listening to rather than a formulaic "verse/chorus verse/chorus thing." He explained that with this song, "we were reading The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross (music critic for The New Yorker) and because of that we dug up 'Rite of Spring' by Stravinsky. There's a cello section with all these weird pulses going on in it and tried to replicate that for the guitar. Whereas before we might have worried and thought that 'how am I going to sing over this?', rather than to just sing what feels natural at the time."
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