Singled Out: Glyder's Don't Make Their Mistakes
It was a really difficult decision for me to single out one track; I love each song on the album for different reasons. Our new album "Backroads to Byzantium" has quite a bit of variety, it definitely rocks but I feel there is more to it than just that.
The song I'd like to talk about is "Don't Make Their Mistakes". This is one of the tracks off the album that holds personal significance for me; the subject matter regards the issue that has affected so many people in Northern Ireland. Regardless of what some people would like you to believe, the religious/political divide is still firmly in place. I know this is old news; the worrying thing is though that it seems to be getting worse, I see more unjust hatred in the youth now than I've ever seen before. So many kids are being bombarded by bigoted and prejudiced narrow-minded views from their parents; the religious segregation of some of our communities does nothing to stop this perpetuating either. Thankfully I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that didn't express those views, and I was allowed to form opinions for myself. It's seems crazy to me that this kind of sectarianism still exists today, even crazier that known terrorists are allowed to have political control. My family and friends have been directly affected by the "troubles"; they have affected the lives of so many decent people. If no one acts and things stay the way they are then this madness will just keep continuing. I'm under no illusions of my control of this situation (which is none), but maybe if this song helps to change one persons view then I've done a little good.
Due to the geographical distance between the members of the band now, we had to take a slightly different approach to the way we went about writing the songs for this album. We had to work on the songs using home recording software sending our ideas back and forth via email; you can watch a short documentary about how we made the album on Youtube. (Glyder- writing for "Backroads to Byzantium").
"Don't Make Their Mistakes" kicks off with a short ominous bass intro before your hit by the riffing guitars, and driving force of the drums. The vocals come in around the 20second mark with real grit and authority (if I do say so myself ha-ha). You will hear a heart filled vocal, with lots of emotion. You will not hear an angst filled performance as we're not a metal band, and it wouldn't suit the track. The tone and mood of the song is set by this point. Then it comes to the catchy chorus and bridge, before you come to the soaring guitar solo.
This track and a couple of others on the album are a bit of a departure from the original line-up sound, but due to great twin guitar work of Bat and Pete you still know its Glyder. "Don't Make Their Mistakes" is a great rockin song, that like the rest of the album you'll find hard to get out of your head!
Glyder are back on a new journey, will you follow us??
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!