Today Kristin Kearns from pop/rock group Darling Parade tells us about the song "Crash & Burn" from the deluxe edition of their album "Battle Scars & Broken Hearts," which was just released. Here is the story:
"Crash & Burn" first came about as an idea for a pre-chorus. We were on tour and Nate was taking a driving shift. I was itching to write, so I grabbed a guitar and played in the passenger seat. Then together we came up with the chords, vocal melody, and lyrics for that section, which was only a couple of lines.
Fast forward to a few months later and we had just decided to write and record a full length album. We have been through a lot of ups and downs as a band, so when we all got together and wrote the album (with producer Jon King), the rest of the words just kind of blurted out.
It was an interesting song to write, we would tackle a few lines, get completely stuck and have to move on to another song. The last day of writing, after almost giving up completely, we remembered how happy we were with the pre-chorus and decided to spend as long as it took to finish the song. It ended up being one of the strongest songs on our record and my personal favorite to perform.
Pre-chorus: "You had me right where you wanted me. Thought you knew me better, better than I ever"
It talks little about how we had felt betrayed at times as a band and the trials we overcome almost daily. Ultimately we wanted to express how deeply determined we are. We won't let anyone or anything stand in our way.
"Watch and learn, you're gonna crash and burn when you hit the bottom"
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!