Singled Out: Girl On Fire's Revenge

09/16/2011
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Today Austin Held from Girl On Fire tells us about the title track from their brand new five track EP, Revenge, which was produced by Aiden/William Control's WiL Francis. Here is the story:

The birth place of our song, "Revenge" was at 5 in the morning, sitting in the lobby of William Control's, Sleepy Hollow Studios with a beer in my left hand, a pen in my right and a cigarette in my mouth, intimidated by a blank page in front of me. I was staring straight at a classic picture of Johnny Cash, angrily flipping off the photographer.

We had already laid down the drums and bass for the song, and just finished prepping the guitar, amps and mics for the next day of recording. I sat and thought and stared into space, sipping my beer while I think Nick and Harry we're playing a video game. I wasn't too thrilled about the lyrics I had come into the studio with so I decided to scrap the whole thing. I was so frustrated thinking, 'we've got an awesome song with a great groove to it and I can't think of a damn thing to say!'

I was then reminded that I always get this feeling of absolute frustration when I can't think of what to say. This one was going to be tricky. I wanted to pull my brain out and wash it in the dirty dish filled sink to clear my mind. This was a song I was excited for, but angry with at the same time. After sitting and feeling like I wasn't getting anything done, I ended up writing down every thought that came to mind, just as an exorcize. All of the sudden I wrote a line that said, Am I gonna sit and watch, and let you take control? 'A reference to my own anger?' I thought. I then knew what I wanted this song to be about: persevering through every frustrating or upsetting time in my life.

Every time I am in a certain mood or have a lot on my mind, I end up writing everything down. "Revenge" became a song about every song I've ever written. It's about why I write and play music; because it's my outlet and my therapy. My revenge isn't towards anyone or anything. My revenge is my perseverance through all of the hard times I've been through. No matter how big or small they seem in the end, my revenge is my ability to not let those situations defeat me.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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