Today Brendan Kelso from Broadway Mile tells us about "Til The End" from their brand new EP "Now You Know". Here is the story:
The song "'Til The End" started as a guitar riff that Justin brought to the table one evening.
It was played with more of a straight beat, punk rock vibe which was cool, but we thought it might be time to change things up a bit. We gave the riff a swing feel and based the chorus and bridge around more of an acoustic-pop feel – which differed from our previous upbeat, pop-rock tunes.
As far as lyrics were concerned, we went with a nostalgic focus; looking back on things and realizing how much each moment counts.
Not long after the song was written, we took a trip down to Melbourne to record some demos. We thought we'd give "'Til The End" a go and take a risk - especially after hearing some positive feedback from our friends and family on the song. Since we'd flown to Melbourne, I didn't have my drums, so we had to be more creative with the rhythm section. Tim and I scoured the streets of Melbourne looking for an egg shaker, without much luck. One woman (who didn't speak English very well) asked, "Is it something you eat?" ...yeah... so we gave up, went to the local supermarket, grabbed the cheapest rice we could find, a plastic cup and some cling wrap and there you have it, an egg shaker! It sounded pretty good too....and you could probably eat some of it :P
We also had to learn how to play a glockenspiel on this track; honestly....it must be the easiest instrument on the planet!
Since we released the track on our EP, Now You Know, the response has been amazing. Every night that we play this song it gets the biggest crowd reaction of all our tunes. It seems like there is a hunger for something different, not just another indie rock song or club track about "slappin' booty" and "getting crunk."
You can find the Now You Know EP on iTunes.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!