Singled Out: Well Excuse Me, Princess's Bang Head Here

04/26/2012
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Today Well Excuse Me, Princess frontwoman Jess Goldey tells us about their debut single "Bang Head Here". WEMP is a new band featuring members of My Turn to Win, District 9/Fahrenheit 451, Dominican Day Parade, and Gorilla Biscuits. Here is the story:

Right from the start it's blatantly obvious that "Bang Head Here" is about a boy I've had interest in at some point in my life. I actually wrote it about my ex-boyfriend and shortly thereafter he broke up with me. He lived in Florida and I lived in Philly, and he gave me some cowardly reason for wanting to break up (don't they always?) instead of just shooting me straight by saying he didn't have an interest in being in a relationship with me. He blamed it on his mom and dad not wanting to help him pay for college if he moved out of state, and said he wanted to do an aid-relief program that pretty much required a college degree so he needed to finish school. At the time I understood and supported that, but I realize now that it was just an excuse to make breaking up with me "easier" for him.

So here I was playing the role of idiot that thought, "Gee golly this boy sure is special!", and wrote this song about him and how amazing he was. He was the ambitious but stubborn type, so I made some hogwash up in my head that he just didn't want the hassle of trying to make our long distance relationship work. I thought if I could show him it would be fun and easy then we could be together and it would be perfect. I borrowed the last line of the song from Jawbreaker's "Ache" not only because it's fitting, but because he put that song on a mix CD he made and told me it was his favorite. I'd like to think that the lyrics to this song are extremely straightforward. "Hidden meanings" are cool for philosophy class but when I write/hear music I like it to be fairly straight to the point. Life would just be so much easier if everything and everyone were straight forward--always.

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

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