Singled Out: The Real Tuesday Weld's Tear Us Apart
All the songs on The Last Werewolf album are inspired by Glen Duncan's book The Last Werewolf, by its characters, relationships and situations. But they are also intended to communicate something wider, something more general and, despite the title, more human. In the case of "Tear us Apart" I wanted to subvert the usual idea in pop songs that love does bad things to us - you know 'only love can break your heart', 'love will tear us apart' and so on.
Instead this song suggests that it is us, or something in us, that does these things to ourselves and to each other. So here, the werewolf, the monster, the alien, the evil twin is the thing which surfaces in a relationship after a while and tries to destroy it, to tear it apart.
I think I got the chorus whilst singing along to an old recording of Caruso I heard through the wall one day. It is often that way - sing along, forget what you were singing, fall asleep, wake up and start singing again and there you have it - a new or a recycled thing that seems new. Originally it almost sounded like something from a rave club but I toned it down a little because I am not keen on being to epic when it comes to love..
Of course the werewolf in the book does tear things. people, apart, but the greatest damage he does is to himself - he just can't help it, the most intense thing is ..to kill the thing you love.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself, learn more about the album and get the dates to their tour which also kicks off this week right here!