Singled Out: Shraphead's Nothingness
Hi there crazy metalfans! This is Jo Johnsrud, guitar/singer in Shraphead.
That way I feel the music get's more value.. for me anyway.. The worst thing i know is music that is completely dead, and one dimensional. Anyway.. the song began to take form when i was at friends house, André and Kim. We were sitting and watching something on tv, and me as always with the guitar on my lap. Suddenly, the verse riff came to my mind, and we all loved it instantly. It was natural to give it a dark theme feel. Because right then I had
It also sets a perspective on how much energy the song contains. The song is about how people in the society, have to add up to the expectations from the mainstream crowd with the "pop culture" attitude.. and if you for example are sitting alone over a period of time in your life, and maybe are afraid to step out, because of the cruel welcoming you know your gonna get. Well I can't blame them. I sing in the song: "Bringin on the storm just to be alone."
Where the influences comes from I have no clue.. probably from some of my old favorites like Metallica and Machine Head which I keep dear to my heart. But i think it would be incredible naive to rule out any other possible source of influences. Hope you enjoy the song that is nr. 8 on the album Blind & Seduced. Peace
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!