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Singled Out: Haste The Day's Merit For Sadness

07/02/2010
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Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Dave Krysl and Scotty Whelan from Haste The Day tell us about "Merit For Sadness" from their brand new album "Attack of the Wolf King". We now turn it over to Dave and Scotty for the story:

This song was written in a backstage room while we were on tour. Me (Scotty) and Stephen were jamming and working on some riffs and ideas we had together, and the song just unfolded itself very easily. This was the first song I helped write for the band and me and Stephen were very stoked to be playing ideas off each other and writing music together. There was no real method to the writing, it just started like it usually does with one or two riffs, collaborate some more, get stuck, listen to some inspirational music to get us going again and get as far as we can. It's always important not to spend too long on one song or one part if it's not coming easily, come back with fresh ears and minds later. This was an exciting song for me to be a part of writing because it foreshadowed my future writing music with Haste the Day and I loved it.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!

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