Fields & Fences

Album: Yellowcard (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • The primary goal of Yellowcard's final album was to give thanks to the pop-punk band's fans who stuck by them during their 20-year run. "We knew we were going to be putting 10 songs on the record before we started writing," frontman Ryan Key told Entertainment Weekly, "so I wanted to try to find 10 different ways to say farewell to this chapter of our lives."
  • "Fields & Fences," the closing track on the album, is the band's final farewell. The country-tinged tune features an octave mandolin, which Sean Mackin, the band's violinist, brought in as an experiment. Key recalls: "He had this really cool piece of music and we turned it into a seven-minute long finale, an epic ending to the last record. It's just exactly what I wanted it to be, the last thing you hear."

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