Singled Out: Zed's Desperation Blues

05/20/2013
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Today Zed guitarist Greg Lopes tells us about the title track to their brand new album "Desperation Blues," which is set to be released tomorrow (May 21st). Here is the story:

Desperation Blues is the Title track to our new album and as I remember it, it was last spring at band rehearsal when Mark Aceves (bass player) came up with this killer riff, and as usual our drummer Rich Harris added his heavy groove to it. Being a fan of that heavy groove style of course I had to add a little wah, and as the rhythm progressively came together Pete Sattari our singer/guitarist started to ramble off lyrics looking for the melody. This seems to be the way we work, and probably why we work well together.

As the moment came where we knew we were going to change gears the lyrics "every time I try to hang myself, you are the one holding the rope" just flowed out and that was the beginning of the song "Desperation Blues". Originally the song was titled "Hang Myself' mainly because it was a great hook and catchy title, but when we decided on an album title, we thought the name fit well with the track.

Lyrically, Pete had come up with a concept that deals with how a person can be their own worst enemy. The metaphor for the phrase "hang myself" could be what many people do to sabotage themselves because they are either afraid or don't want to admit a truth. At the end the day we all need to hold ourselves accountable and understand our own truth. Like the lyrics say " don't lie to yourself " because life is too short to live a lie…..

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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