Singled Out: Primal Fear's Born Again

01/24/2012
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Today Ralf Scheepers from Primal Fear tells us about "Born Again" from their brand new album "Unbreakable," which was released today. Here is the story:

In the morning before going to the funeral of a football mate (socker) and schoolmate of mine, I remembered that I still needed to write some lyrics and to find a melody line for our song "Born Again" for the UNBREAKABLE album.

Actually right at that same day in the afternoon I sat down and wrote the very lyrics of that song. I was just brainstorming and it was obvious to me to write about my feelings I had that sad day, so I let it all flow out of me. I was in deep mourning and I transformed my sorrow into words……. I didn't actually write about my buddy specifically but turned the story into a general feeling and the great question behind it all if there is a life after death…. I think the theme of the song and the perfect atmosphere of the track, which was written by Mat and Magnus simply are like chalk and cheese to the melody and the lyrics.

I often do this when I write lyrics. I combine all my experiences and real happenings with invented stories around it to avoid the fact to be too personal etc… I think personal stories belong to appear on solo albums as there is one name on the album cover and people can relate the songs and lyrics of the solo artist to the human being behind it.

It's quiet different, so there might be no formula which works always…. It's a bit of everything in the end….just like you use different spices to prepare a good meal.

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

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