Today Andrea Wasse from L.A. alternative duo Digital Daggers tells us about their single "Out of My Head" from their forthcoming album "Close Your Eyes," which will be released on June 11th. Here is the story:
Out of My Head is probably the 'poppiest' song we've done, which is funny because at the time, I was feeling anything but poppy.
When we started writing this song, I was in the grips of a very on again/off again relationship with someone that was making me a little crazy… well, more than a little crazy. I was also still dealing with the aftermath of a long-term relationship that had ended months prior to that, so let's just say that at that time, I wasn't exactly the poster girl for mental sanity.
In fact, I was so wrapped up in sulking, obsessing, and feeling sorry for myself that I wasn't prepared to do anything productive.
Luckily Digital Daggers is a duo, and my partner in crime is a bit of a driving force. He insisted we get together and work on something. So I (begrudgingly) met up with him at our studio, and took the opportunity to exorcise some demons.
I sat down, grabbed an acoustic guitar and played him the first verse, something I'd kind of had milling around my head for a little bit. When I was done, I looked up and saw this look in his eyes, which after having worked together for so long, I know well and hope for. It's almost like something sparks inside his brain and he thinks 'I can do something with this!'…
So we started writing. We threw some ideas and lyrics around, Space started building a track full of cool, almost 90s sounding guitars (a la Elastica), lush yet driving synths, and a really steady beat… the energy in the room was so light that I actually found myself getting up and dancing. It felt like a truly cathartic moment, purging the negativity that had cropped up in my life… just getting it all out of my head- hence the lyrics in the chorus and title of the song.
It took us a few days to fine tune it and get it all recorded, making sure each lyric and sound was right, and in the end we had a song and recording that we were both really happy with. And that's the thing, by the end of that process, I was HAPPY.
Which is a strange and wonderful thing.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out the lyric video here and learn more about the group and the album right here!