Strike Back

Album: We As Human (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • The Nashville based Christian Rock band We As Human are centered around lead singer Justin Cordle. The group also features guitarists Jake Jones and Justin Forshaw, bassist Dave Draggoo, and drummer Adma Osborne. This is the lead single from their debut album, which was produced by Howard Benson (Skillet, Red, P.O.D., Flyleaf).
  • Cordle wrote this song after coming off the tail end of a huge tour, when he felt like he had nothing left. He recalled to Loudwire: "We had been writing a lot and we were at the end of the process and I was in California with my buddy Scott [Stevens} doing some co-writes and I told Scott, 'Man, I don't know if I have any words left.' And he said that we should spend the last couple of days writing songs," he recalled. "So the last two days, we were in the studio in Hollywood and we wrote 'Strike Back' and 'We Fall Apart' together."

    "'Strike Back' really kind of came out of desperation," Cordle continued. "Growing up and learning how to be a musician, I kind of felt like an outcast in my town to be honest. I was a weirdo, and I just had a lot of people who didn't understand what I did or why I loved music so much or why I wanted to do that. So I faced a lot of kickback from people who thought I should just knuckle down and get a real job. But I couldn't just let it go. So there were a lot of guys who were musicians and talked about our guys behind our back and we've all had that. Or there were people who just think you should do more with your life and I don't know why, maybe they didn't get enough hugs, but they just want you to fail. So I just took all of that and decided to write a song to empower people that were going through hard times like that and let them know that you can get through no matter what you're facing, you know."

    "That's kind of the story behind 'Strike Back' lyrically," Cordle concluded. "And then the music track was just Scott and I throwing down some guitars trying to create the most in-your-face, kicking rock tune."

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