Singled Out: L'Altra's Nothing Can Tear It Apart
This song developed slowly over 6 months. I originally just had the lead guitar melody that if you listen to closely and imagine it slowed down could be lifted from 'Pale Blue Eyes' by the Velvet Underground. The chords that go under this melody are just super basic so we were unsure if it was just too simple of a song to write... Then Lindsay came up with this contra tempo piano that gave the song this really back and forth rhythmic pull. All of a sudden it worked for us. In the studio the song still felt a little too light and fluffy (even for us!) until Alfredo Nogueria pulled out this really annoying guitar distortion pedal (that we previously banned from the recording session) and came up with the screaming quasi-metal guitar part in the choruses, thus giving the song some you know whats...
Lyrically I had the line 'nothing can tear it apart' as a response to 'Love will tear us apart' in thinking that there are some things can't even be destroyed by love, the rest of the words are like a defense of that theory.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!