Today Psychothermia singer Johan Maldonado tells us about the title track of their brand new album "Fall To The Rising Sun". Here is the story:
We're all very proud of our latest release "Fall To The Rising Sun". The title track clearly was a front runner for being our single as soon as it came together. We work well (definitely wouldn't say a well-oiled machine) under pressure and only had a few months to finish our debut album. FTTRS was a bubbling little track that we had been putting together for an advertising side project at the time. But the track blew me away the first time I heard it! I knew we had something more than just a good track, we had our SINGLE! As a little tidbit, Jon (guitar) had pulled the verse guitar part from a B-Side called "Fallen Tree". It fit perfectly and complimented his very unique whammy pedal intro and chorus parts.
Inspired, I felt the subject matter needed to be vocally epic and emotionally moving as well. We had been through a lot in the past couple of years. We've made every possible move to stay not only afloat, but ahead of ourselves. Lyrics in hand, I got myself in the recording booth and belted out what I feel was my strongest vocal performance on the album. It also helped that Mikey (drums) and Chenzo (bass) lit a fire under my ass for showing up a half hour late. "Stay one step ahead of yourself; stay one step ahead of the competition; always strive to better yourself
and if you don't, you fall to the rising sun. Fate will catch up with you," is the basic meaning behind the song and the new found mentality of the band. It's true
don't believe me!?!? Come see for yourself this March on our "FALL TO THE RISING SUN" southwest tour 2013. For details hit us up at all the usual social mobbing pages and www.psychothermia.com. Grassy ass amigos!!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!