Be Who You Are

Album: Cavalier Youth (2014)
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  • Vocalist Josh Franceschi told Kerrang! magazine: "This is the biggest departure on the album what the band normally do. We didn't really feel it would work as a full song, so we made it into a little interlude."

    He added: "It's a love song about accepting your partner for who they are."
  • When Franceschi was laying down his vocals, producer Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory) felt he wasn't chilled out enough, so the vocalist sarcastically offered to record them sitting outside. Avron took the bait and Franceschi recalled that he, "ended up sitting on a rocking chair in the garden, petting his dog and singing!"
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