Singled Out: Soulicit's Hell Yeah
Imagine you are 18 years old cruising at 110 mph in a red convertible with the top down. The girls in the back are screaming. Your best friend riding shotgun is quietly rethinking his choice to break probation and split a half gallon of whiskey this evening. The cops you just lost while tearing through a city park didn't hesitate at the county line and are gaining fast. You have 4 miles until the cops in the next town join the chase. What do you do?
"Hell Yeah" is a true story about Trent's brother and the essence of rock and roll. It's a sound track to rebellion. It's about the moment when Tyler lit a cigarette, cranked up Elton John's "Tiny Dancer", and put the pedal to the floor. The rest of the story plays out like an episode of "Dukes of Hazard": Cop car pile ups, a foot chase, excellent use of an E-brake, and some jail time. To quote Ty, "The police report said nine, but the most I saw were 5 cops at one time."
He described the above situation as the most free feeling in the world. This song is about letting go of rules and giving a big middle finger to what you are supposed to do. It's the simple act of throwing a fist in the air and shouting, "Hell Yeah!"
As a band, we've had our share of "Hell Yeah" moments since writing the song. That phrase and the raw emotion of just going for it describes what our lives have been like lately. When writing the song, we were playing local clubs and laughing about Tyler and his crazy ways. Since then, we've taken everything the song stands for and made it our way of life. When we take the stage tonight and play our anthem, a song about risking it all, we feel it. Hopefully we don't put a cop in a tailspin on our way to the venue, but the emotion of the song hits close to home now more than ever.
When we were asked to trade in everything we've ever known to hit the road and chase the dream, there were only 2 words that came to mind .
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you check out the hit video right here!