Singled Out: Underride's Blinded By You

11/23/2011
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Hello rock peeps around the world! This is Rev, the lead singer from the band Underride out of Seattle, WA. We're currently out on tour with Tantric, Man Made Machine and Eve to Adam playing songs from our new record "Distorted Nation" [available on iTunes].

To give this tour a kick in the @ss, we decided to pimp out one of our favorite tracks, "Blinded By You". I chose this song because it showcases many common ingredients we like to use when we cook up songs. "Blinded By You" has great energy and power from heavy guitar riffs and anthemic vocals to a fiercely melodic guitar solo.

The "Distorted Nation" era of Underride began with two new guitar players who approached our brand of "Camaro Rock" differently from the guys before them. "Blinded By You" was one of the first songs that Princess and Suzuki Sixx threw at me. I cranked it on my speaks and it just blew me away. Immediately, I sat down and wrote the vocal part in about a half hour. I know it sounds clichι, but the song kind of wrote itself.

We ran the song through the paces by working it live on the floor to iron out the arrangement making it leaner and brazenly straight forward. In typical fashion, I took the lyrical content from what was happening in my personal life at that time.

Sometimes relationships with friends take a turn for the worse and you're not even sure why. But, all too often, the damage is done and you're better off on your own. It's not meant to be a negative song. It's really about gaining power from independence. Moving forward is the best way to put "things" in your past.

I hope rock fans like the song as much as we do. Underride opens the show with "Blinded By You" and the fans that come out to support the rock show seem to really dig it!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and grab a free download of the single on their Reverb Nation page right here!

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