Singled Out: Bruce Soord and Jonas Renkse
Johnny Wilks, who works at Kscope (our label) sent me a rough idea he had back in 2009. Just a simple acoustic guitar part with him singing. We didn't have any lyrics back then so he'd sing these weird, baby like noises over the top. I should have kept them in! Then I remember he said to me 'I think it should go heavy'.
So I did just that. I tracked the first section with the strings and Spanish guitars, keeping it as delicate as I could knowing I was going to dive head first into a heavy section. I wanted to make people crap their pants when the drums came in. Then the track took on a life of its own.
When it came to the middle section, I remember I was playing around with Rage Against the Machine -style kill switch effects on my guitar, but my finger was too slow to keep up. So I triggered it with a Midi-gate instead, which created all those stutter effects in the middle. I've got to get my trigger finger trained up to do that live now though.
By this time I thought, what the hell, it's a long song, let's do a solo. So I did. And that was that. It all came together really quickly.