Forget About the Blame

Album: Letters From the Labyrinth (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Two versions of this track were recorded for Letters From the Labyrinth. The Sun Version, which appears on the standard edition of the album, was the first one laid down. It features vocals by TSO's Robin Borneman.

    After the original song was recorded, producer and lyricist Paul O'Neill had the idea to bring in a female vocalist. Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale was recruited to accompany Bornman on this different interpretation, which is listed as the Moon Version and included as a bonus cut. "I needed someone to bring out the female side of it, so we decided we would have two singers sing that song for a different perspective," O'Neill told Billboard magazine. "Lzzy Hale has a great voice. She's a great rocker, a lot of emotion. Robin and Lzzy, in my opinion, knocked it out of the ballpark."
  • Lzzy Hale told Billboard magazine: "In all honesty it was a complete honor and surprise to me. It kind of came through the pipeline that they were looking for my contact, so of course I'm like, 'Hey, what's up?' 'Well, we have this great song and it's a love song' and, as (O'Neill) put it, they wanted somebody who had 'the whiskey dust' in their voice."

    "They ended up coming to me in Nashville during our last little stint of time off and cutting it, and it was awesome, just an amazing group to work with."

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