Today Chris Alvy of Super Fuzz (think 70s rock with an alternative edge) tells us about the song "The Fall" from their new album "Art Noise". Here is the story:
The Fall was originally meant to be written as a collaborative effort between myself and a friend songwriter, performer and producer in LA.
I wrote the melody and the music, and I left the lyrics open for my friend to write. It was initially going to be written in Spanish for an international Latin artist.
I demoed the track humming the melody over the music and pitched it along with some other tracks. My friend loved the song, he thought it was a hit. But he felt we shouldn't put too much energy into it because he thought it felt too American pop and it wouldn't have worked for a Latin artist.
Both my friend and I ended up placing music on that Latin record, but I ended up writing the lyrics to The Fall myself when we realized the song wouldn't work for the Spanish market.
Although there's different ways to interpret the "The Fall", the main theme is to realize the true meaning of your failures and struggles. And to understand that there's knowledge to be gained from these failures and struggles. As the chorus goes, "Think about the fall..." - These unpleasant experiences in life.
"The meaning of it all", "... It's never been at all about the fall" - So it's about learning from your falls, your struggles, and being able to bounce back as a stronger person.
The Fall represents our unfulfilled dreams and failures, and coming to terms and going: it's never really been about failing.
The knowledge that you can gain from those experiences is what really matters.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!