Singled Out: Lillian Axe's Caged In

02/10/2012
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Today Steve Blaze from Lillian Axe tells us about the new singled "Caged In" from their forthcoming new album "XI: The Days Before Tomorrow" (which comes out on Feb 14th). Here is the story:

Caged In is the single at radio now which is a bit ironic. Everyone is telling me how modern and hip this song is , yet it was written about 14 years ago. I have really bad road rage, the kind that makes me want to become a traffic officer and chase bad drivers down like a highway superhero. I also have a bad temper, but it only surfaces at the end of a very long fuse. I have great patience until that occurs.

"Caged In" was written about trying to curb that temper and the difficulties of ignoring stupidity. It addresses those moments in life that cause us to feel as though we are about to explode from frustration. I wanted to create the feel of a locomotive running nonstop from start to finish. The vocal harmonies are not your standard style which adds to the mood of confusion and mental instability. During the bridge sections there is a line that says" I'm in your mind and I like it there." That was a strange effect put there by Richard and Sylvia to give it that uncanny sound like a tine weird voice in the back of one's head. I used the word Manimal in the choruses to represent the human/animal essence of anger and rage. We did our best to put the guitars right in your face to make the listener need a breathe of air at the end of the song. It's a great song to play live as well. But fear not, I am a peaceful man, as long as you don't blow by me on the highway doing 120.

Now that you know the story behind the song, learn more about the album right here!

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