Singled Out: Centric Jones' Save Me
"A lot of what inspires our music comes from our shared love for science fiction. It seems to get woven into everything we do musically, visually and conceptually.
One great example on this record is track 9 'Save Me'. I'm not sure what came first, the song or the imagery. The idea behind it is one I came up with that puts Centric Jones as a Galactic touring band in the distant future. We travel around in our ship "Antikythera" and play enormous concerts on alien worlds. I imagined that the ship would land on some far away planet and then fold open to become this killer stage set up. This "galactic rock-stars" theme tied in also while I was working with Thierry Guilleminot on the art and layout for the CD package.
'Save Me' is also a great example of how Chris Fournier and I right music together. I came up with the intro feel and progression in 9/4. Chris came in and layered textures, bass and lead guitar over that. Chris then wrote the middle section and outro and tied it all together. Once we had the arrangement down and most of the parts I went in and played all the drum parts over that."
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album more on this story