Singled Out: Funeral For A Friend
The Distance (or touring mainland Europe during a boiling summer in a van with no air conditioning).
The title in itself sums up the song quite eloquently. I don't think i've ever tried to capture something so bizarre and translate it into lyrics for a song before. I've put my feelings of death, politics, people etc down to music over the years but for some reason when we got into writing this song the experiences of one tour of mainland Europe about 3 years ago came to mind and for some reason found it's way out into my notebook. I captured the story more in a train of thought way than just basic description so what ended up being the song are strings of sentences that delve into the idea of the road trip we experienced and all the crazy stuff that we did in a mad delirium for the best part of two weeks. All in all, it was fun and brought us together stronger as a band. Especially when we didn't have any air conditioning and one tiny window for air. We spent more time in our underwear that tour than any before or since haha.
Musically, it's slightly different to what would be our usual kind of sound but is in no way less aggressive. If anything the amount of groove we captured is pretty awesome. It's not quite a stoner rock song but a lot of people who've heard it think it sounds like Queens of the Stone Age filtered through a dose of 90's hardcore, which to me is a massive compliment.