antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

Singled Out: Elan Lea

12/19/2012
.
Today South African star Elan Lea tells us about "Take The World" which is the lead single from his U.S. debut "Conversations Over Time". Here is the story:

This was a great day.. It was in fact my last day of writing and recording in the UK. I literally had my bags packed and with me when I arrived at "Take the World" co-writers house Sam Roman, and piano and song writing maestro Andy Murray was already there. I had been introduced to Sam and Andy by my "Uncles" in the music business Dean Gillard and Matt Ward AKA - Full Phatt Productions. We set out to write an upbeat, happy inspiring piece of music. You see at heart I'm a balladeer. Give me an instrument and you're going to get a ballad or mid tempo record on most days haha! This is why we co-write, to bring in other ideas and flows :-) So like I say.. we set out to write something up tempo. We were in Sams massive writing/gym room, and we could make as much noise as necessary without disturbing anyone else haha. Andy immediately sat at the piano, upon meeting him I had no Idea he was such a genius at those ebony and ivories! Man, when he started playing and coming up with riffs my jaw literally hit the floor and only to hit the floor again when at the blink of an eye he could just switch keys he was playing in to where it was comfortable for my voice.

So the 3 of us around a piano began coming up with what is today "Take the World." This particular song began with melody and notes first, once we had the structure of it all established, so the fun began. Andy played on repeat to give Sam and I the bed upon which we could throw lyric ideas on, I can't remember exactly how we got to "Take the World" as a lyric but it had something to do with the fact, that thats exactly what Im trying to do - and most importantly to do so in my own way! In a few hours we'd gone from meeting, to writing, to recording the demo in Sam's home studio room, and today its my first single released throughout the USA - gotta love it! So about the actual song: Its all influenced by personal thoughts and feelings. The first verse is about doing things differently and looking for lines/paths/gaps others cant or are afraid to see, but also learning from previous mistakes, having lost when you/I should've won.

The pre Chorus: talks about life and the way people deal with the challenges in it, some people stand up to them and others break, but ultimately life is truly about appreciating what we have and the things we do. The Chorus: Is about "Taking the World" however you interpret that, its your version is the point! To live to the full, and to live in a way that is right to you, not just in anyone else's eyes! The 2nd verse: sometimes its just gob smacking when people can't live like that, with no want or desire to improve, or achieve whatever a goal may be, big or small! So sometimes when asked for advice I feel like I'm talking to myself I think everyones been there!

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

Elan Lea CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Elan Lea T-shirts and Posters

Elan Lea CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert- Lost Beatles Demo Discovered- Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance- Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Araya- more

Beyond Rock: Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online- Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert- 5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video- more

Ozzy Osbourne Feared 'Lunatic In The Crowd' At Alamo- Guns N Roses Pop Up Shop Takes Over Former CBGB Location- Megadeth Show Us The 'Post American World'- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert

Lost Beatles Demo Discovered

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance

Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Tom Araya

Jason Newsted Explains Why He Unplugged For New Project

Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza's Memoir Set For Release

Joe Perry Back On Tour With Hollywood Vampires Following Collapse

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Thanks Fans For Stairway Trial Support

Eric Clapton Auctions Guitar To Help Asleep At The Wheel Star

Five Finger Death Punch Release 'I Apologize' Video

Ronnie James Dio's Solo Career Was Unplanned

Phil Anselmo's Scour Announce Debut Live Performance

Other Music News Stories
Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online

Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert

5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video

Oasis Expand 'Be Here Now' Album To 3-Disc Set

Rihanna Plays Alien Stripper in Sci-Fi Film 'Valerian'

'Justice League' Trailer Features The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Diplo Says 'No One Thought' Justin Bieber Collaboration 'Would Work'

'Luke Cage' Trailer Features Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya'

Baby Future Calls Russell Wilson 'Papa'

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Cast In New Musical Film 'La La Land'

Carrie Brownstein Previews Short Film Featuring Kim Gordon

Singled Out: Sarah Miles' Addictive

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Road Trip Swaziland Part 2- Wildlife and Game Parks

Root 66: Urban Pioneers- Ivas John- Travis Green- Clint Morgan

Vernon Neilly - Outta Time

Denner Shermann - Masters of Evil

Road Trip: Nepal Open for Business!

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Foghat - Under the Influence

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live 2016: Miracle Makers

Road Trip: Swaziland Part 1: Culture and Attractions

Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Concert Review

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.